Airline to halt Molokai flights

Island Air, purchased last year by billionaire Larry Ellison, who owns most of Lanai, will stop flying to Molokai, the airline announced Tuesday evening.

The last flights will be April 1.

All of the Island Air Molokai-based staff will be offered the opportunity to transfer elsewhere within the company, the news release said.

For customers with confirmed reservations to or from Molokai on April 2 or later, Island Air will contact them to transfer their reservations to another air carrier or to refund the ticket.

Customers also may call Island Air at (800) 388-1105 or submit an inquiry through the Island Air website at

Island Air also currently flies between Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Kauai. The airline, founded in 1980 as Princeville Airways, was purchased by Ellison’s company Ohana Airline Holdings in February 2013.