Hawaiian Airlines began selling tickets for flights between Honolulu Airport and West Maui's regional Kapalua Airport earlier this month.

The carrier will start offering four daily flights between Honolulu and Kapalua on Jan. 18, operating the service with its Ohana by Hawaiian subsidiary that flies 48-seat ATR-42 turboprop aircraft.

Hawaiian will also add a pair of daily flights between Maui's larger Kahului Airport and Kapalua.

"We are delighted to grow our neighbor island network by restarting service to Kapalua Airport," Peter Ingram, Hawaiian's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in a statement. "Our Kapalua flights will complement our service at Kahului Airport and make it more convenient for our kamaaina [residents] and visitors to travel between Oahu and West Maui."

Hawaiian Airlines built Kapalua Airport, which is just a short drive from the Valley Isle's popular Kaanapali Beach resort, and operated flights there from 1987 to 1993, according to carrier officials.

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