Imagine arriving for a flight less than 30-minutes before take-off. Imagine parking right in front of the terminal - for free! Imagine no TSA line to trudge through. Imagine flying with just a handful of fellow passengers. Imagine no more, as Princeville Air
is providing just such an experience to Honolulu nearly every day.
Having flown Makani Kai Air between Princeville and Honolulu on numerous occasions I can attest to the convenience and time savings. Coming from Princeville you save the 45-minute trip to LIH, save the $15 per day you'd spend on parking along with the gas and mileage on your vehicle. I can leave my Princeville Residence 30-minutes before the flight and still have plenty of time. On some trips I have been the only passenger on the plane both coming and going. You arrive in Honolulu at the Lagoon Drive side of the airport where Uber is moments away. In addition, the views of Kauai's North Shore are epic, return flights bank over Hanalei Bay and fly up the Hanalei Valley before touching down at the Princeville terminal. Leave after breakfast and return home in time for dinner.
Makani Kai Air is now Princeville Air on Kauai. The airline, which began service between Honolulu and Princeville in May, is making the change to better reflect its role in the community, according to a press release. “The name Princeville Airways has history on Kauai, started in 1980,” said Richard Schuman, president. “We shortened the name but are celebrating that heritage and helping define what weʼre about.”
“Historically speaking, residents of Kauai’s North Shore have shown a demand for direct air service to Honolulu,” said Schuman “Our customers have told us that we provide a valuable and necessary service and that they appreciate not having to fight traffic into Lihue nor go through a TSA line.”
Princeville Air uses two twin-engine Piper Chieftains that can accommodate nine passengers each. Princeville Air flies twice daily round-trips between Princeville and Honolulu Monday through Saturday.
"We’ve changed our name to Princeville Air and we're celebrating by offering a $99* one-way airfare between Princeville and Honolulu. We offer two round trips daily Monday through Saturday, departing Princeville at 8:05 a.m. and at 5:50 p.m. Book our $99 special through the end of the year for travel anytime. Log on to Promce Ville Air
to book your flight. Or call (808) 834-1111. Your flight can be taken anytime in the coming year."