Airline to halt direct flight to Las Vegas
Hawaiian Airlines will be halting its Kahului to Las Vegas direct flight for the time being beginning Nov. 1, said an airline spokesman Thursday.
Hawaiian has been providing twice-a-week service between Maui and Las Vegas since October 2010.
Keoni Wagner, the airline's vice president of public affairs, said that the decision was the result of demand in the market and aircraft utilization.
"We're pausing after October this year to accommodate a combination of scheduled fleet maintenance and some aircraft retirements but plan to revisit the service as we take delivery of more new aircraft next year," he said in an email Thursday.
Earlier in an interview, he said that the flight is not on the schedule yet but added "I think there is a very good chance it will return."
Monday talk to focus on water quality
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research microbiologist will discuss "Risk Assessment as a Tool for Monitoring Water Quality" at 6 p.m. Monday.
Cheryl Woodley will be speaking at the National Marine Sanctuaries Pacific Islands Region Maui Office, 726 S. Kihei Road.
She is leading a research project on Maui looking at near-shore water quality.
Woodley is the program leader for the NOAA Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research Project Areas and Resources Coral Health program.
For more information on the talk, call 879-2818.
Sister-chamber anniversary to be marked
The Maui Japanese and Fukuyama chambers of commerce will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their sister-chamber relationship at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elleair Maui Golf Club's Kono's on the Green.
Fukuyama Chamber Chairman Katsushi Hayashi will mark the anniversary in a signing ceremony with Maui Japanese Chamber President-elect Richard Minatoya. Mayor Alan Arakawa is scheduled to speak.
The Fukuyama Chamber is part of a larger delegation from Fukuyama City. Delegation members are scheduled to participate in the Maui Fair Parade.
For more information, contact Stephanie Ohigashi at 281-4535.
AlohaCare award deadline is Oct. 1
Nonprofit groups and schools across the state may apply for a portion of $30,000 in grants as part of the annual AlohaCare Community Conscience Award.
The deadline is Oct. 1.
The AlohaCare award is for health-related programs that improve the lot of the elderly and disabled or improve access to care, according to a news release.