Hawaii Island Air announces Honolulu-Kona service By Shane Nelson / April 18, 2016 Share 1 -- Hawaii interisland carrier Island Air has announced plans to begin nonstop service between Honolulu and the Kona airport on the Big Island of Hawaii June 14. The airline plans to offer five daily, round-trip flights between Honolulu and Kona, subject to government approval. “Both the community and our travel industry partners have reached out to us asking for more support for the West Hawaii community,” Les Murashige, Island Air’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “As we continue to improve our operations and expand our presence in the community, Island Air is proud to once again serve Hawaii Island.” Island Air’s Kona service is expected to create approximately 25 airport-related jobs on the west coast of the Big Island, according to officials. The carrier currently flies more than 200 flights a week between Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, onboard 64-seat ATR-72 aircraft.