Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26494 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
Mokulele's goExpress! fleet taking shape
The two airlines plan to finalize a code-sharing agreement by tomorrow
Kona-based Mokulele Airlines and Mesa Air Group Inc. plan to finalize a code-share agreement tomorrow that will set the stage for goExpress! to begin interisland flights in April.
The new service will extend Mesa's reach into the islands by allowing go! passengers and others to travel between neighbor islands and, eventually, to some of the state's smaller airports.
Mokulele Chief Executive William Boyer said yesterday the first of the carrier's newly acquired Cessna Grand Caravan 208-B aircraft, now painted with the goExpress! logo and colors, flew into Hawaii Sunday.
Boyer said goExpress! will debut with $19 one-way fares for its 12 daily flights. Initial service will encompass round trips between Kona and Kahului, Kahului and Hana, Hana and Honolulu, and Honolulu and Kapalua.
"Teaming up ... gives us more credibility and gives us a lot of feeds to a lot of the islands we haven't been to before except on charters," Boyer said.
Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and chief executive of Mesa, noted that the deal is a role reversal of sorts for his company.
Mesa and Mokulele, founded in 1998, signed a memorandum of understanding in September to launch the goExpress! brand. Under the deal, Boyer is replacing the five Piper Chieftains in Mokulele's fleet with turbine-engine Grand Caravans.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
Hmmm, an express carrier for a carrier whose aircraft are generally regarded as an express aircraft itself. Interesting. For comparison, if this was the situation at ,say, DL, it would be Delta Connection Express.
Anyway, I hope this brings in more pax for go! I wouldn't mind traveling on a Caravan; in fact, I would book it purposely.
LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
i dont know anybody who in their right minds would get on such a plane in the first place, i just dont feel comfortable with bein in a plane with no engines.......doesnt GO express have CR7s or something?
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 9): i dont know anybody who in their right minds would get on such a plane in the first place, i just dont feel comfortable with bein in a plane with no engines.......doesnt GO express have CR7s or something?
Rookinla From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 313 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter): Boyer said goExpress! will debut with $19 one-way fares for its 12 daily flights. Initial service will encompass round trips between Kona and Kahului, Kahului and Hana, Hana and Honolulu, and Honolulu and Kapalua.
There's our first clue in the Press Release...Kapalua and Hana make sense to me. Maybe Princeville will follow?
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3687 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Quoting Rookinla (Reply 11): I can't imagine how the CRJ would be unable to operate at Kaunakakai...It's a Dash 8 station for Hawaiian...
MKK hasn't been a HA station for a couple of years. Plus, jets into MKK are performance limited due to a couple of reasons. One is the short runways and the other being the mountains at the end of the runways. Any time there were Kona winds, no jets flew into MKK. Any rain, no jets as well.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26494 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 18): Does GO! still have piss poor loads? If so, why bring larger aircraft into the market?
According to the last Mesa conference call, loads and earnings are withing expectations. The airline plans to add capacity via additional aircraft by the summer, along with launching their first intra-island route bypassing HNL by the summer aswell.
Cant be all that bad.
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