Hawaiian Airlines transport vital relief cargo to Maui
Hawaiian Airlines has been transporting vital cargo as part of humanitarian aid efforts following the start of devastating wildfires on Maui.
The airline said its cargo business has transported medical and other essential supplies to help people affected by the wildfires that have claimed the lives of more than 50 people and destroyed infrastructure across the island.
Following the start of the fires, Hawaiian Airlines said it has: “Set aside dedicated space on our aircraft to support essential cargo, including life-saving blood and medical supplies, medication, food, water, amenity kits and infrastructure equipment for telecommunications repairs.”
The airline added it has: “Donated and shipped soft goods and catering items, including 300 bottles of Mananalu water, 550 sandwiches, 3,000 snack items, 1,600 amenity kits, mattress pads, lounging pillows and other supplies, for evacuees arriving at Kahului Airport.”
Other aid initiatives launched by the airline include operating additional flights in and out of Maui, offering free seats for first responders, and making every main cabin seat from Kahului to Honolulu available at $19 through August to help people leave the island.