Articles tagged “island air”

Hawaiian Carrier Island Air Shuts Down

Hawaiian Carrier Island Air Shuts Down

Associated Press

This shutdown shouldn't affect flyers too much since Hawaiian Airlines operates most of the same routes. It does, however, create an opening for Southwest Airlines as it enters the Hawaiian market.

1 month ago

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Associated Press

Since Aloha Airlines failed about a decade ago, Hawaiian Airlines has been the undisputed top carrier for short-haul Hawaii routes. If Island Air continues to struggle, Hawaiian could get stronger, but there's a major caveat. Southwest Airlines has said it might fly between the islands. Will it?

2 months ago

Larry Ellison Selling Hawaii’s Island Air to Investment Group

Larry Ellison Selling Hawaii’s Island Air to Investment Group

Associated Press

Hawaii needs a greater diversity of transport options between islands. New ownership may give Island what it needs to be a bigger part of this.

2 years ago

Airline Owned by Billionaire Tells Pilots to Return Small Holiday Bonuses

Airline Owned by Billionaire Tells Pilots to Return Small Holiday Bonuses

Associated Press

While this may seem like a logical course of action for a company, it creates really sensationalist headlines like you see above. More importantly, it doesn't bode well for Ellison's relationship with the tens of thousands of people who look to him to make smart decisions about his island and airline.

3 years ago

The Businesses That Depend on Hawaii’s Struggling Island Air

The Businesses That Depend on Hawaii’s Struggling Island Air

Dave Segal, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Ellison typically doesn't lose. If he backs down on Island it will appear to be a case of the billionaire being bored with his Hawaiian folly.

4 years ago

A Billionaire’s Purchase of An Airline in Hawaii Isn’t Going So Well

A Billionaire’s Purchase of An Airline in Hawaii Isn’t Going So Well

Dave Segal, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Island Air had better get Larry Ellison to write a check and order that new batch of turboprops soon, or else there won't be any customers left if things keep going the way they are.

4 years ago