Comments on air carrier at Waimea-Kohala Airport due Jan. 22

Mokulele Airlines president Rob McKinney, left, and Makani Kai Air general manager and chief pilot Darryl Grace, center, listen as Hawaii County Councilman Tim Richards, right, speaks at a Waimea town meeting Thursday night.

WAIMEA — Residents got their chance Thursday night to question representatives of two airlines vying for a contract to offer subsidized air service between the Waimea-Kohala Airport and Kahului, Maui.