|Quoting SWALUV (Reply 3):|
Is it possible that HA is looking at buying them? There was talk that HA was looking for props, this would take care of that as well as strengthen their inter-island presence.
|Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):|
Billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought 97 percent of Lanai in June, is the new owner of Island Air, the inter-island airline confirmed today.
Ellison, the CEO and co-founder of software giant Oracle Corp., completed the sale today.
Island Air announced in January it had a preliminary sale agreement with an undisclosed buyer, and sources told the Star-Advertiser that Ellison was the purchaser.
|Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 16):|
OK, so now who is going to run the company? It doesn't sound from A.netters that continuing the current management would be the best way forward.
New executive management at Island Air
Les Murashige has been named president and Lesley Kaneshiro chief financial officer of Island Air.
Murashige has a nearly lifelong career in Hawaii's aviation industry, starting with his first job as a part-time airplane cleaner at Hawaiian Airlines, up to executive positions with defunct Aloha Airlines. He has previously held executive positions at Island Air.
"We are pleased to welcome Les Murashige back to the Island Air family," said owner Charles Willis in a statement. "Les brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide the transition we have been planning and are now implementing."
|Quoting ridgid727 (Reply 17):|
They gotta do something about reliability. Its been horrible of late!
|Quoting T prop (Reply 19):|
I fly to Molokai once in a while and I wouldn't feel comfortable having to ride in a single engine Cessna Caravan that operates under part 135 rules.
|Quoting RWA380 (Reply 20):|
On a side note, I'd like to have another option on KOA-OGG, seems it's either 2 HA flights at $100 a person, or pacific wings at $60, there was only 1 Mokulele flight listed for the Saturday we are flying, and as T prop said I do not feel comfortable with those prop options, I'd love to see WP flying KOA-OGG, if they pull it together by October.
|Quoting usxguy (Reply 22):|
Mokulele actually has 15 flights a day in KOA-OGG.... it could be that only 1 had seats open, which wouldn't surprise me.