Posted at 12:53 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2005
US Airways launches Hawai'i service
Advertiser StaffUS Airways inaugurates its service to Hawai'i today with daily nonstop flights from Phoenix to both Honolulu and Maui.
Flight 920 is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu at 3:24 p.m. and flight 932 is scheduled to arrive in Maui at 3:20 p.m. The return flights from Honolulu and Maui to Phoenix are both scheduled to depart at 11:59 p.m.
"This is a monumental day for the new US Airways as we celebrate not only our new service to the island paradise of Hawaii, but also the first destination added to our route network since the America West/US Airways merger closed in September," said Scott Kirby, US Airways executive vice president for sales and marketing.
In March, America West is slated to launch daily service between Las Vegas and Maui, add a second daily flight from Phoenix to Honolulu, and add four flights a week from Phoenix to Kaua'i.
Hoana Medical raises $10 million to market patient monitoring system
Honolulu-based medical device maker Hoana Medical has raised $10.2 million from investors to help market and sell its first product, a monitoring system that tracks patients' breathing and heart rate, and notifies care-givers in the event of a significant or life threatening situation.
Hoana Medical says its LG1 Intelligent Medical Vigilance System improves patient safety by providing persistent measurement of vital signs and detecting "bed exit," without touching the patient. It also improves hospital economics by augmenting patient vigilance of the nursing staff, to provide early identification and persistent notification of patients in distress that need help, the company said.
HTA's Johnson named to national tourism board
Rex Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
The board was created in 2003 to advise the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the design, development and implementation of an international advertising and promotional campaign to encourage tourists to travel to the United States.