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Hawaiian Airlines will provide complimentary flights for medical professionals to Neighbor Island during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts. The airline is working with Hawaii’s leading healthcare providers to deliver critical medical services to communities statewide.
Hawaiian Airlines is partnering with The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA), The Queen’s Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, and Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.
“This virus has presented an unprecedented test for all of us who call Hawai‘i home, and we are glad to be able to support the exceptional and important work our medical providers are carrying out across our islands each day to meet our state’s healthcare needs and help us overcome this challenge,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram.
“Mahalo to Hawaiian Airlines for your leadership and support during this critical time,” said Jill Hoggard Green, president and CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems. “This extraordinary gesture of aloha will allow our physicians, nurses and staff to continue to provide essential, innovative and compassionate care where it is needed most, and to help our communities stay safe.”
“The doctors of Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated appreciate Hawaiian Airlines facilitating us travelling to Critical Access Hospitals across the state and particularly to isolated communities on Moloka‘i and Kaua‘i,” said HEPA President Dr. Craig Thomas and Vice President of Operations Dr. Katherine Heinzen Jim, whose physician-owned group consists of 100-plus board-certified physicians. “Without your kōkua we would be unable to care for our communities. Mahalo nui loa.”
Starting on April 4th, Hawaiian will be providing a total of 16 daily roundtrip flights between Honolulu (HNL) on O‘ahu and Hilo (ITO) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai‘i, Kahului (OGG) on Maui, and Līhu‘e (LIH) on Kaua‘i.
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