14 Dec 2006

Hawaiian Airlines reshuffles holiday flights

9:04 am on 14 December 2006

Hawaiian Airlines has canceled one of the four additional flights that were set up to accommodate the busy holiday traffic between Honolulu and Pago Pago.

The original schedule announced last month was for the extra holiday flights to operate on December 19 and 22, 2006 and the first and second of January 2007.

However, local travel agents say they have now been told that the January 1st flight has been cancelled.

Hawaiian Air spokesman Keoni Wagner says the New Years Day timing proved unpopular as no one was booking it, so the flight has been rescheduled for January 10th in order to provide customers with another option a little later after the holidays.

Last Friday, Governor Togiola Tulafono complained to Hawaiian president and chief executive officer, Mark Dunkerley about the continuous rescheduling of flights on the Honolulu-Pago Pago route.

Keoni Wagner told Samoa News that the company received the governor's complaint but it appears to be based on some misinformation.