07 August 2014

Hawai‘i Braces For Hurricanes Iselle And Julio

With two hurricanes approaching the Hawaiian Islands, the state is bracing for the effects of the cyclones. It appears that Hawai‘i Island and Maui will take the brunt of Hurricane Iselle, and possibly Julio as well. We are hoping and praying that both storms veer away from the islands or considerably weaken as they get closer.

For current storm information and tracking: the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

For our team members, and readers on Maui and Hawai‘i Island, stay safe and stay strong.

The State Department of Transportation announced that all state airports will remain open, as each facility has their own Emergency Operations Centers. Decisions to close will be made as the storm approaches. The Airports Division asks the traveling public to only come to the airport if you have a confirmed ticket.

Both Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air announced that they will be waiving all change fees for flights booked during the timeframe of the two hurricanes.

Locally, here are the travel advisories (with up-to-date flight information) for:
Hawaiian Airlines & ‘Ohana by Hawaiian; and Island Air.

As for domestic carriers, we have provided links to travel advisories for the following airlines:
US Airways; United Airlines; Alaska Airlines; Delta Air Lines; American Airlines; and Allegiant Airlines.

For now, WestJet Airlines is the only international carrier to issue a storm-related travel advisory.

Mokulele Airlines, as well as most international carriers, have not issued any advisories.

Hawaii News Now reports that there was an incident with US Airways and a passenger trying to re-book a flight due to the hurricane.


Anonymous said...

2nd international carrier with travel advisory: AC

Anonymous said...

NZ has also issued a travel advisory