Tourism official: Japan-Kona flights to return late this year

  • Visitors from Japan emerge from the The Federal Inspection Station at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole in 2018. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Direct flights between Japan and Hawaii Island are expected to resume late this year, and there’s talk of a third operator entering the market with service to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.