Santa Maria, California

Sep 24

Santa Maria, California (September 24, 2016) –Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii’s favorite Island Hopper, recently announced that they will begin serving the community of Santa Maria, California starting October 10, 2016. The airline will offer convenient daily flights between Santa Maria and Los Angeles California with connecting flights down to Imperial/El Centro, California.

“We are honored and thrilled to be invited into the community of Santa Maria,” said Mokulele President Rob McKinney. “What we’re bringing to California is exactly what made Mokulele Airlines Hawaii’s favorite Island Hopper – highly competitive prices, the most modern commuter fleet in the U.S., convenient schedules, great reliable service, and on time flights.”

Mokulele will initially operate 3, nine-passenger Cessna Grand Caravans. The aircraft provide passengers with an air conditioned cabin and comfortable leather seating that is both an aisle and window. Although the Caravan can be operated by a single pilot, Mokulele operates all flights with two pilots for additional safety “safety has always been our top priority. Like everything we do at Mokulele, going above and beyond for our passengers is just how we operate.” Said Mckinney.

That even includes four-legged passengers. “Dogs and Cats are welcome aboard” said Mckinney. “In Hawaii we have a very popular pets fly free policy. Any breed or size dog that is well behaved is welcome on Mokulele. Being a family-owned and operated airline means we treat every member of the family like family.”   Mokulele will also carry over their 25% discount for children under the age of 11 when traveling with an adult, U.S. Military and Coast Guard discounts, a simple frequent flyer program called imi` loa, an attractive business travelers program, as well as charter flights.

“Santa Maria is a great opportunity for Mokulele and we believe the convenience of Mokulele is perfect for those individuals who need to get to LA.” says Rob Mckinney. “Please let us welcome you aboard the next time your travels take you into Southern California.”

Flights to Santa Maria are for sale now:  Book your hop at

Mokulele Airlines 
The family owned and operated airline has quadrupled daily flights since 2011 when Hansen purchased the airline from Mesa Airlines. Mokulele has been in business since 1994 and is based at the Kona International Airport with approximately 250 employees. Mokulele operates 15 late model Cessna Grand Caravans and offers over 120 daily flights between nine airports on O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, and Hawaii and in California between LAX, IPL, and SMX. To book your flight visit

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