Business/In Brief • Aug. 1, 2013

Hawaiian Air adds more seats to Tahiti

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is adding more seats to its weekly flights to Tahiti.

The airline says it is responding to increased demand for service to Papeete, Tahiti.

Starting Nov. 2, Hawaiian will change the aircraft serving the route with one that adds 30 more seats.

That’s also when Hawaiian begins adjusting its Tahiti flight schedule by moving departure and arrival times one hour earlier.

The airline says the new schedule allows travelers to board the popular Paul Gauguin Cruises ships in Tahiti.


Festival showcases Hawaii products

HONOLULU – This year’s Made in Hawaii Festival will feature more than 100 new vendors, an indication the annual event is growing in popularity.

The event will be held Aug. 16 to 18 at Neal Blaisdell Center.

To be part of the showcase, at least 51 percent of a product’s wholesale value must be manufactured, assembled, fabricated or produced in Hawaii. Products are “closely scrutinized” to ensure the festival’s integrity, according to exectuive director Amy Hammond.

This year, there will be nearly 400 vendors at the festival. The Maui Economic Development Council is helping share vendor spaces to accommodate many new exhibitors from Maui, Hammond said.

Festival admission is $4 and free for children 6 and younger.