Now that there are daily flights to Hawaii from Bellingham International Airport, it seems island fever is starting to spread.
Wiki Wiki Park n Shuttle opened March 1 and caters specifically to people going on vacation. The Hawaiian-themed business, located at 4770 Pacific Highway in Ferndale, offers secured parking and shuttling to the airport.
The 2-acre facility can currently accommodate about 80 cars, but that will grow to 180 cars by the end of the summer once more paving is done, said Ernie Henken, who owns the business with his wife Velma. The business also offers customers complimentary tropical drinks, snacks and leis before boarding the company bus to the airport, which is just a seven-minute drive away.
The focus of the business is on providing good service and getting customers in the vacation mindset, Henken said.
“We like to think their vacation starts here,” he said. “We play Hawaiian music inside and on the bus. If they’re going to vegas, we play Vegas music. We try to help them get in the vacation mood.”
Wiki Wiki offers daily parking rates and special rates for stays longer than 30 days. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call Wiki Wiki Park n Shuttle at (360) 933-4854 or visit www.wikiwikiparknshuttle.com.