What is the best airline for island hopping in Hawaii?
If you plan to stay in Hawaii for more than a few days, island hopping is probably on your itinerary. You may be wondering “what is the best airline island hopping in Hawaii?”
I had been to Hawaii many times and taken several interisland flights before discovering the best airline for island hopping in Hawaii. As of the writing of this post, the only airlines offering interisland flights are Hawaiian Airlines and Mokulele Airlines. Island Air went under in 2017, and Go! Airlines and Aloha Airlines have been out of the game for years.
I should mention that Southwest is supposed to start offering interisland flights in 2019. I will do an update to this post (and review the Southwest flights to Hawaii) when that happens.
Currently, Hawaiian Airlines (which you’ve probably heard of!) handles 90% of interisland travel. One choice that you may not have heard of is Mokulele Airlines. Mokulele is family-owned commuter airline based in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
I have nothing to complain about with Hawaiian Airlines, but today I am going to talk about Mokulele Airlines. You might want to choose Mokulele because they have over 120 daily flights, each plane has two pilots, and they have great rates on interisland flights.
This post is not sponsored in any way. We purchased our own tickets (not even at a travel agent discount) and loved the experience so much that I wanted to write about it.