Hawaiian Airlines to drop interisland flight capacity - Hawaii ...

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With the interisland airline market going through consolidation, Hawaiian Airlines said it will decrease capacity even further by reducing its number of available seats by 5 percent to 8 percent beginning next month.
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John

Makawao, HI

#61 Oct 22, 2009
realmerv wrote:
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Flying into Honolulu from Hilo back in September, it seemed like Hawaiian Airlines does have its own terminal. Now that Aloha Airlines is out of the picture, the Inter-island Terminal only had Hawaiian Airlines planes at all the gates.
Well Mesa has those little jets that don't work at the interisland gates. Where's Mokulele, they was no merger. Just left with Go. God Help us.
John

Makawao, HI

#62 Oct 22, 2009
alice wrote:
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....so true...
Mark Dunkerly not an American.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#63 Oct 22, 2009
I can't afford to fly anyway. Most of us are way too poor,.
Obama hates you too

Honolulu, HI

#64 Oct 22, 2009
That's too bad. Instead of smoking pot and dropping out of school u could done the opposite and got your self a good paying job.
Reality Czech

Houston, TX

#65 Oct 22, 2009
Hawaiian Air management has a responsibility to its stockholders/investors to run the company profitably. Sometimes that means temporarily lowering prices (and revenue) until a competitor (Aloha) leaves the marketplace. Some of the larger airlines, like United, have already cut into Hawaiian's market share by offering flights directly to the outer islands. And United isn't exactly financially healthy, either.

Now that the interisland ferry is out of the picture (AGAIN), Hawaiian is raising prices just to cover the cost of operation. As noted in another post, there has been an increase in oil prices, which translates to more expensive jet fuel. But they walk a delicate tightrope. If they raise prices too high, it may drive customers away (or to their competitor's door).

As long as people want to travel between the islands, it's good to have at least two airlines operating to ensure that prices don't get out of hand. Customers will let Hawaiian and Mokulele/go! know what they think of their pricing by continuing to use their service or cutting back on non-essential travel.
Sophie

Kailua Kona, HI

#66 Jul 9, 2013
Does anyone know if Alaska Airlines is planning on entering the inter-island market, and give Hawaiian airlines competition?
Toad

United States

#67 Jul 14, 2013
The only reason this is happening is because of the Unions. Drop the Unions and capacity will go back up, so will productivity, and most of all PROFIT!

Since: May 11

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#69 Jul 14, 2013
Most of the inter-island flights are full of cock-fighters going to fighting derbies anyway. They don't mind spending a few extra bucks.

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