The Hawaii Superferry has ceased its Oahu-Maui service for the time being after a Hawaii Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional an exemption that allowed it to operate without an environmental assessment.
“Obviously we are hugely disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision,” Superferry officials said in a written statement. “We have operated on a regular, reliable and responsible basis for the past 11 months. During this time more than 250,000 people have booked travel on the Alakai, and it has provided new economic opportunities for Hawaii’s businesses.”
While a judgment on appeal has not yet been entered, Superferry officials said they wanted to proceed prudently and have decided to halt operations for the present.
Gov. Linda Lingle, an advocate of the Superferry, said her administration is reviewing various courses of action in response to the court’s decision.
Clients with bookings should call 877-443-3779 or 808-853-4007 for immediate assistance.