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Support JAL Kona Flight!

During these challenging economic times, we are again facing the risk of losing one of Hawai‘i’s major direct airlift routes. Japan Airlines (JAL) executives are considering canceling the direct flight from Narita to Kona, which will not only impact Hawai‘i Island’s economy, but also our overall community. 

For more than 15 years, JAL has provided a daily, direct flight from Narita to Kona International Airport, which is the second international point of entry into the state of Hawai‘i.  This route has served as a critical lifeline to Hawai‘i, which has helped to cultivate our strong ties with Japan and its people.  Additionally, our partnership with JAL has produced countless jobs for our residents, provided benefits to our community, and has been a strong backbone to our visitor industry.

Please join us in urging JAL officials to reassess their impending decision.  You can help by signing our petition or writing a letter of support:


To sign the online petition supporting JAL’s Narita-Kona flight, please fill in the form below.  We need to get as much signatures as we can by Friday, April 30, 2010. 

Please share this petition with your friends and family! 

Feel free to create a letter of your own, or you can cut & paste our template below.  Please send all letters to Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, 1801 Kalākaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815. 

Aloha to our friends at Japan Airlines: 

As a resident of Hawai‘i, I would like to say thank you for Japan Airlines (JAL) continued commitment and support of our state.  JAL is an important part of Hawai‘i’s visitor industry and we value the relationships we have developed over the years. 

Since 1996, JAL has provided a daily, direct flight from Narita to Kona International Airport.  This flight is important to Hawai‘i’s tourism economy, the economic well-being of Hawai‘i Island and our entire community. While we understand the difficult task of evaluating all of JAL’s routes, we humbly urge you to continue service from Narita to Kona. 

Our hope is that the preservation of the Narita to Kona flight will help to benefit JAL and Hawai‘i well into the future while maintaining our cultural bond between Japan and Hawai‘i.  JAL will always be considered a friend of Hawai‘i, and we thank you for your continued support and many years of service to our islands. 


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