News Listings for Mahalo Air

  • Paradise regained

    News | 25 Sep 2005 23:00

    <B> <P><STRONG>By David Field in Honolulu</STRONG></P></B> <P><B>Two years after his airline filed for bankruptcy, and despite shrinking home markets, Hawaiian Airlines chief executive Mark Dunkerley and his “family” of workers have achieved a dramatic turnaround </B></P> <P>The view from Mark Dunkerley’s office is one of paradise: Hawaii’s blue-tinted, distant and inviting mountains and perpetually clear skies. He is not often there to see it, though, because Dunkerley spends a major chunk of each day as president and chief executive of Hawaiian Airlines out on the ramp and in the Honolulu airport terminal. On the ramp, he sticks his head into the cramped cargo hold of a Boeing 717 in the middle of the aircraft’s 25min turnaround before it heads back out to a neighbouring island on one of Hawaiian’s 110 daily local flights. He then chats with the bag-tossers and goes on board to see how the cabin crew is doing, ending up by helping a passenger into a wheelchair. </P> <P>This is part o
  • Shooting stars

    News | 30 Apr 1998 23:00

    The world's regional airlines grew strongly in 1997, and this sector remained the most profitable. Survey compiled by Tim Welch of Air Transport Intelligence and Richard Whitaker. <p>The regional airline industry continues to be the healthiest sector in the business, judging by the results of this year's Airline Business Regional Airline Survey. With passenger growth of 12.2 per cent, a revenue increase of 7.1 per cent, and a net result of 4.6 per cent of turnover, the regionals are still riding high. </p> <p>As always, the fact that many regional carriers are privately owned, either as independent companies or wholly owned subsidiaries of major airlines, makes many reluctant to divulge financial information. Any industrywide conclusion is therefore tentative, making passenger traffic the main ranking criterion. Twenty-five regionals which appeared in last year's survey have failed to provide traffic data this year and therefore cannot be included. Seven of these have legitimate rea
  • Mahalo sinks

    News | 01 Mar 1998 12:42

    <p>Hawaii's Mahalo Air has failed to find the funds needed to survive liquidation. A court has ordered the sale of the airline's remaining assets. Mahalo sought chapter 11 protection last year. </p>
  • FAA rules out

    News | 01 Mar 1998 12:41

    <p>A US Court of Appeals has overturned a Federal Aviation Administration interim rule that came into effect last year and introduced overflight fees for carriers that use US airspace but do not take off or land in the US. The FAA, which had hoped for $100 million annually in fees, is reviewing its options. </p> <p>Chek Lap chop </p> <p>The latest opening date for Chek Lap Kok airport is now July 1 1998 - the first anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. </p> <p>Open days </p> <p>The US and Argentina are scheduled to begin open skies talks in Buenos Aires on 18-19 March. </p> <p>Mahalo sinks </p> <p>Hawaii's Mahalo Air has failed to find the funds needed to survive liquidation. A court has ordered the sale of the airline's remaining assets. Mahalo sought chapter 11 protection last year. </p> <p>Thai tussle </p> <p>The Thai government board say upgrades at Don Muang airport should be scaled back from $113 million to $38 million in light of Thailand's fiscal crisis. </p> <
  • New freighter carrier eyes Mahalo licence

    News | 03 Dec 1997 00:00

    <p>A freight airline start-up has put in an offer to buy the operating licences of failed Hawaiian regional airline Mahalo Air. </p> <p>English Worldwide Aviation (EWA), which has been set up by Gemini Air Cargo's former senior vice-president sales and marketing, Michael English, has submitted an offer for the Hawaiian regional airline's operating certificates following its filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. EWA plans to operate two Boeing 747 freighters, and is in the process of securing initial contracts for the aircraft. </p> <p>Funding is being arranged by Butler Investment Finance of Brisbane, Australia; while London-based consultancy Butler Aircraft Services is advising the company on its start up. EWA's application was made to the court overseeing Mahalo Air's Chapter 11 listing, and the judge instructed that the offer should be examined and the airline's counsel should try to meet the terms of the offer. </p>
  • Hawaii two-0

    News | 01 Dec 1997 00:00

    <p>Hawaii is back to only two inter-island carriers, Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines. Mahalo Air ceased operations after spending the summer in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Mahalo hopes to restart operations in December using Jetstream 41s.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>