Island Air will cease service to Molokai on April 1, it was announced this week, but a competitor will begin offering flights to Molokai in mid-March.
"Now that we are certain the island of Molokai will have adequate air service to match its needs, we have decided to redeploy our aircraft to another route that needs more capacity," Island Air Chief Executive Paul Casey said in a statement. He did not announce the destination those aircraft will now fly to.
Island Air will continue flying between Honolulu and Kauai, Lanai and Maui. The airline is owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, who in 2012 purchased virtually the entire island of Lanai.