Mokulele gets cash, new CEO - Business

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Mokulele Airlines , which has struggled to make payments to business partner Republic Airways since burning through an $8 million loan, has completed a major recapitalization with the Indianapolis-based carrier, existing shareholders and debt holders and undergone a management shake-up. Republic said yesterday it will become a 50 percent ...
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JoeLocal

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Mokulele gets cash days after the Super Ferry shuts down.

Bet the new investors were part of the Sierra Club.

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Ferry's close is good for airline biz. hon
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Simple solutuion..Change the name to a more realistic name that us mainlanders could understand and pronounce..Chapter 7 Air or AIG Air.
alice

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alice wrote:
Ferry's close is good for airline biz. hon
true

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alice wrote:
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Agreeing with yourself 15 minutes apart does nothing for your credibility. Keeping multiple ways of traveling inter-island is the key. When there is competition, prices are low. When competition ceases to exist, prices start going up. I can't wait until Mokulele starts service to Hilo. I am expecting them to give that airline with the exclamation mark in the name a run for their money.
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Sounds like a polite way to say Boyer was transferred due to incompetence.
alice

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The Ferry was a good idea but Lingle handled the entire thing very badly. The news paper said she tried to do a favor to a campaign contributor by going aroudn existing environmental law. She was dead wrong to do this and she got whacked for it.
Kalani from the Big Isle

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I love having Mokulele as an option. I'd certainly rather fly Mokulele than that predator airline Paul Skellon works for. I find it funny that he makes a tacky comment about losing money-- if anybody should be familiar with losing money, it would be the airline he works for.
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alice wrote:
The Ferry was a good idea but Lingle handled the entire thing very badly. The news paper said she tried to do a favor to a campaign contributor by going aroudn existing environmental law. She was dead wrong to do this and she got whacked for it.
true..the airlines will benefit

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<quoted text>true..the airlines will benefit
agreeing with yourself 10 minutes apart still does not increase your credibility.
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Kaz..are you Copious? If so, I offered to meet you as your quest at the Halekulani. I expect the be treated with great reverence, even awe. But I do like yer pic of the cat.:)
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Hello airlines!

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Ahhhh... let the games begin!!! Hawaiian Air who's been gloating from Aloha's demise and hoping Orenstein defaults now have to contend with a formidable opponent. Does anybody think Republic is flying for the sake of servicing inter-island travel? Watch out everybody, with oil hovering around $50 a barrell, competetive fares are back on the table. Trans-Pac flights may be back in the near future. Too bad Hawaiian's service sucks and GO has the baggage of Orenstein to deal with... I guess Yucaipa now has to rethink their strategy with their law suit against Mesa... can't have your cake and eat it too!!!
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Mar 20, 2009
 
Local flight attendants means local passengers.
If Mokulele had this it would be a big advantage over go!
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Bring back Aloha Airlines!!!!!!!!
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Local pilots also equal local passengers.
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Mokulele and go only have 1-3 local pilots total
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we all miss aloha
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THING no one would miss if gone

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