HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Kona airport welcomed its first Japan Airlines flight on Tuesday, Aug. 2 since the pandemic started.

The flight came in around 11 a.m. with 177 people aboard.

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation said there will be three weekly flights to the Ellison Onikuza Kona International Airport at Keahole.

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Japan Airlines and ANA increased the number of flights to Hawaii back in July 1.