Staffing cuts coming to Mokulele

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

KAILUA-KONA — A week after the announcement that a Mississippi-based airline had acquired Mokulele Airlines and an affirmation that it would keep all of Mokulele’s current employees, those employees on Wednesday received news of a 10 percent reduction in staffing levels.