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The Associated Press

Hawaiian Airlines to add daily SFO flight

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines plans to add an additional daily flight to San Francisco in the fall.

The Garden Island reported Sunday that the airline will add a third daily service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and San Francisco International Airport beginning Oct. 16.

The carrier says it currently flies nearly 500,000 passengers annually to Hawaii from the Bay Area.

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Eruption survivors want to go home

HILO — Survivors of a massive Big Island eruption say they want to return to their homes despite incomplete restoration work in the area.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday that residents of the Puna district on the Big Island have begun moving back despite only partial access and restoration.

The eastern area was devastated by the May 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano that lasted months before lava flows cooled and created natural barriers across roads.

The paper reports that residents inside one isolated pocket use solar panel arrays, a water collection tank, and helicopter drops or hiking trips over the hardened flows for supplies.