09 June 2011

United Returns To ITO

United Airlines launches daily service between ITO and LAX today with a Continental Airlines 737-824! UAL1564 is due to arrive at ITO this evening at 1940HST. Celebratory events for tonight's arrival, include a water cannon salute by the Hilo ARFF, and a pule (prayer) by singer and kumu hula Robert Cazimero. COA280 returns to LAX at 2055HST and arrives at 0440PDT.

Continental/United will also have a weekly Saturday flight between SFO and ITO.

Pictured above, is United's N87513 (c/n 31621, l/n 2655) taxiing to the gate, following the water cannon salute. A big mahalo goes out to our ITO team member Sylvas808 for the above photo!

Coverage by Hawaii News Now, with a video clip of N87513's arrival festivities.

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