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Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:33 pm

Good news!

Aloha Airlines is emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. I'm glad to hear they're getting back on track... Hope they're ready for Mesa!

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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:56 pm

Just saw a TV news report on KHNL. They had a big party for the employees tonight to celebrate. Everyone seems glad that this phase is over and the next phase is begining.

Aloha should do very well now...they have alot of resources to work with now and substantially reduced costs.

Good Luck!!!

Mesa? Bring it!!

-Aloha!!
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:28 pm

Quoting Aloha73g (Reply 1):
Mesa? Bring it!!

Amen!

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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:37 pm

Here are the local news articles:

http://starbulletin.com/2006/02/17/news/story02.html
http://starbulletin.com/2006/02/17/business/story01.html
http://honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/p...20060217/BUSINESS03/602170330/1071

Key Points:
1. They will officially be out of Ch. 11 at about noon Hawai'i Time
2. CEO Banmiller has signed a long term contract
3. "Fleet Mix" is under review, but they are commited to 737s for now
4. New mainland flights/routes are in the works...extensions of existing mainland routes
5. Another Orange County flight will be added in April (affiriming the SNA slot discussion the other day)
6. A new ad-campaign will begin on Sunday!!!

I'm so excited. Looks like its going to be a good year for Aloha, and Hawai'i's hometown airlines!!

It's been a tumultuous 14 months, but I think its been productive!

Good Luck to Aloha and Hawaiian...2006 looks to be a banner year for aviation in Hawai'i.

-ALOOOOOOOOOOHA!
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:07 pm

I'm glad to hear that all of the Hawaiian airlines will be out of bankruptcy as of today. With HA expanding and AQ soon to expand, they'll give Mesa a run for their money.

I don't think Mesa will be capable of putting AQ and/or HA out of business. There's too much HA/AQ pride in Hawaii.

Unfortunately, I think Mesa will be capable of putting Island Air out of business. But I hope I'm dead wrong.

To a good 2006 for all HI-based airlines...HA, AQ, Island Air and Pacific Wings.
 
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:08 am

Anyone notice the E-190 model in Aloha colors in the photo in the first StarBulletin article?

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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:55 am

Here's the article in FI:

http://flightinternational.com/Artic...s+the+tide+at+Aloha+Airlines+.html

Quoting Trvlr (Reply 5):
Anyone notice the E-190 model in Aloha colors in the photo in the first StarBulletin article?

Aaron G.

Thanx for pointing that out.  Smile Perhaps the reporter didn't know enough about aircraft to ask Banmiller about the significance (if any) of the model?
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:05 am

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 6):
Thanx for pointing that out. Smile Perhaps the reporter didn't know enough about aircraft to ask Banmiller about the significance (if any) of the model?

This is not the first time the model has shown up in photos...

Quoting Flight International:
Honolulu locals recall that in the bad old days when island society was strictly segregated along ethnic, racial and class lines, the old 'TPA' was seen as 'the people's airline'. Local lore has it that on some airlines, native Hawaiians were removed from flights to make room for a visitor or a westerner - but not on 'TPA'.

This may have happened, but it didn't play out as described here. It would have happened during World War II, when the US military controlled air travel in Hawaii. So if native Hawaiians were removed from flights for westerners, it was because the military told Hawaiian to do so, not because of Hawaiian's own decision. TPA didn't start until after World War II.
 
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:16 pm

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 7):
This may have happened, but it didn't play out as described here. It would have happened during World War II, when the US military controlled air travel in Hawaii. So if native Hawaiians were removed from flights for westerners, it was because the military told Hawaiian to do so, not because of Hawaiian's own decision. TPA didn't start until after World War II.

I am not sure why or how this ended up in an article about their emergence from Ch. 11, but the actual story is that during WWII Hawaiian Airlines did often deny transportation to locals because the military had 1st dibs on seats. SO, when TPA/Aloha started after WWII they were perceived by locals as an alternative to Hawaiian who (by no fault of their own) could not provide enough service for locals during the war. Alot of older people have this mentality and still refuse to fly Hawaiian for this reason....I know they're out there because I've met them and talked to them.

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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:53 pm

Quoting Trvlr (Reply 5):
Anyone notice the E-190 model in Aloha colors in the photo in the first StarBulletin article?

I've said this in another thread, a model is no indication of what an airline will order. Former HA CEO, Paul Casey, had a 757-200 in HA's old livery sitting on a coffee table in his office.

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 6):
Thanx for pointing that out. Perhaps the reporter didn't know enough about aircraft to ask Banmiller about the significance (if any) of the model?

The reporter isn't an airline nut and wouldn't notice the difference .
 
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:13 pm

Aloha73G, I hope we will hear news of AQ expansion soon. I would love to see the return of daily service to Kona from 4X weekly and the return of OAK-LIH.

Will AQ be acquiring additional 737-700's?
 
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RE: Aloha Emerges From Ch. 11 Today (2/17)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:04 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 10):
Will AQ be acquiring additional 737-700's?

It sounds like they will be. To add another Orange County flight they will need another aircraft unless it is a red-eye or they are eliminating another flight. If they add more mainland flights....as they said they would...then they would definately need more 73Gs.

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