Monthly Archives: February 2012

China Airline Arrives Kauai

The first plane from China arrived on Kauai Wednesday, carrying a corporate meeting group of 143 young executives and their families.

The Garden Island newspaper reports that the flight was the first of at least four from China that are scheduled to visit Kauai this year. The newspaper reports that Mayor Bernard Carvalho attributes the China visits to the effects of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in November.

The newspaper notes that the number of visitors from China to Hawaii is expected to increase following President Barack Obama’s executive order making it easier for visitors from China, Brazil and India to travel to the United States.