Mokulele to offer charters to London
HONOLULU - An airline that serves routes between the Hawaiian Islands has received federal approval to offer charter service to London out of Illinois.
Mokulele Airlines' parent company, Mokulele Flight Services Inc., says it has approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct weekly nonstop charter flights from Rockford, Ill., to Honolulu and London.
The service will operate under Charter World Solutions, doing business as Mokulele Tours. The first flight from Rockford to Honolulu will be in April. Flights from Rockford to London will begin in May.
Mokulele Flight Services Chairman and CEO Ron Hansen says Chicago Rockford International Airport is paying Mokulele $1.4 million to fly to Honolulu and London for a year.