Mokulele gets cash, new CEO - Business

There are 19 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Mokulele gets cash, new CEO - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

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

Honolulu, HI

#1 Mar 20, 2009
Mokulele gets cash days after the Super Ferry shuts down.

Bet the new investors were part of the Sierra Club.

alice

Pahoa, HI

#2 Mar 20, 2009
Ferry's close is good for airline biz. hon
makaiman

Eugene, OR

#3 Mar 20, 2009
Simple solutuion..Change the name to a more realistic name that us mainlanders could understand and pronounce..Chapter 7 Air or AIG Air.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#4 Mar 20, 2009
alice wrote:
Ferry's close is good for airline biz. hon
true

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#5 Mar 20, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>true
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.
Raoul Duke

Bishop, CA

#6 Mar 20, 2009
Sounds like a polite way to say Boyer was transferred due to incompetence.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#7 Mar 20, 2009
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

Irving, TX

#8 Mar 20, 2009
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.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#9 Mar 20, 2009
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

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#10 Mar 20, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>true..the airlines will benefit
agreeing with yourself 10 minutes apart still does not increase your credibility.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#11 Mar 20, 2009
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.:)
Ben Laden

Saudi Arabia

#12 Mar 20, 2009
Hello airlines!

Since: Oct 08

Hayward, CA

#13 Mar 20, 2009
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!!!
smallmind

United States

#14 Mar 20, 2009
Local flight attendants means local passengers.
If Mokulele had this it would be a big advantage over go!
Killa Wiffa

AOL

#15 Mar 21, 2009
Bring back Aloha Airlines!!!!!!!!
Localboy

United States

#16 Mar 21, 2009
Local pilots also equal local passengers.
Localone

Walnut, CA

#17 Mar 21, 2009
Mokulele and go only have 1-3 local pilots total
alice

Pahoa, HI

#18 Mar 21, 2009
we all miss aloha
alice is a

Boone, NC

#19 Mar 21, 2009
THING no one would miss if gone

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