It will be easier to experience the simplicity of Waimea with a new direct route from Kahului, Maui.

The route will be via Mokulele Airlines, with a recently-awarded federal contract providing service from Kahului Airport to Waimea-Kohala Airport. The four-year, $1.76-million contract has been deemed an essential air service contract, according to a release.

Mokulele will provide 12 round-trip flights every week and start on Sept. 21, 2013. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that it replaces Pacific Wings, which stopped its service recently because of government orders.

I love everything about Waimea – from the rolling green hills to the history and people that are rooted into the very soil beneath your feet. I have visited this northern Hawaii Island town a few times as a kid and remember feeling so at home. I definitely enjoyed the clean, crisp air and the greenery all around.

Waimea, you are truly wonderful! And I hope to one day return.


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