‘A win for our passengers’: Southern Airways Express acquires Mokulele Airlines

  • Passengers board a Mokulele plane Tuesday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Passengers Ann and Joe Carter check into Mokulele Airlines with Patsy Anakalea Tuesday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Florida-headquartered Southern Airways Express announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mokulele Airlines, but the local airline’s customers can still count on seeing the same branding and employees they’ve come to know and could potentially see new destinations on the horizon.