Mesa sells Mokulele inter-island turboprop operation

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Mesa Air Group has announced it has sold Mokulele Flight Services, the company's Hawaiian inter-island operation, to Transpac Aviation.

The ownership of the fleet of four nine-seat Cessna Caravan aircraft will transfer to the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Transpac, though Mesa said it will continue to operate the turboprops under the go!Mokulele brand.

Mesa said Transpac will operate as Mokulele Flight Services and will continue to serve its current routes as a codeshare partner.

"This sale was a part of our strategic plan to concentrate on our inter-island jet service," said Mesa Group chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. "We believe this sale will allow us to focus on growing and expanding our low cost jet service to the people of Hawaii."

"The alliance with Transpac Aviation will ensure that the smaller cities of Hawaii will still have critical air service and will provide a tremendous platform for the future growth of the go! and Mokulele brand," he added.