Dignitaries from the Hawaii Department of Transportation will be in attendance and Kahu Daniel "Kaniela" Akaka, Jr. will offer a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the airport and the plane that will make the inaugural flight.
July 1 will mark the beginning of Mokulele's daily nonstop service to Kahului, Maui from Kalaeloa, with six scheduled daily flights, three each way. The inaugural flight to Kahului will depart at 1:00 p.m. The grand opening celebration is open to the public.
Kalaeloa will be the ninth airport Mokulele serves. As with most of the other airports Mokulele operates from, parking is hassle-free and Transportation Security Administration screenings are not required.
Mokulele Airlines, flying the skies of Hawaii since 1994, was purchased by TransPac Aviation, Inc. in 2011 with a goal of providing high quality, low-cost interisland air service. Mokulele, which is headquartered in Kailua-Kona, now offers more than 120 flights a day connecting Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island on its fleet of nine-passenger, turbine-powered Cessna Grand Caravans.