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Old 31st March 2008, 10:49 AM
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Unhappy Aloha Airlines Shuts Down Operations

Aloha Airlines, which recently declared bankruptcy, announced today that it
will be shutting its inter-island and trans-Pacific passenger flight
operations. Aloha's last day of operations will be Monday

On that day Aloha will operate its schedule with the exception of flights
from Hawaii to the West Coast and flights from Orange County to Reno and
Sacramento and Oakland to Las Vegas.

Effective immediately, Aloha will stop selling tickets for travel beyond
tomorrow.

The shutdown will affect about 1,800 employees.

"This is an incredibly dark day for Hawaii," said David Benmiller, Aloha's
president and chief executive officer. "Despite the groundswell of support
from the community and our elected officials, we simply ran out of time to
find a qualified buyer or secure continued financing for our passenger
business. We had no choice but to take this action."
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Old 31st March 2008, 12:09 PM
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I had the great opportunity to travel on Aloha's 737-200's a number of times on visits to Hawaii & always found them to be a fantastic airline - fantastic service (always with a touch of hawaian culture added in), an experience to travel on a classic airframe & some very cool, very wild approaches into HNL.

A sad day for their loyal pax & staff!
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Old 31st March 2008, 01:28 PM
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I was very very close to booking a flight in June with Aloha Airline, I would have loved to fly on a 737-200, as its only of the only 737 series that I was really wanting to fly on.

The fares were a bit cheaper, but I was slightly concerned about how old these birds are and the fact that rumors were going around about Aloha airlines coming close to closing up.

Turns out rumors were correct

Sad day for Hawaii
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Old 31st March 2008, 03:02 PM
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I'm currently trying to book alternate flights as I was booked to fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Kahului (OGG) on AQ483 and from Kahului (OGG) to Honolulu (HNL) on AQ207 in early May.
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Old 31st March 2008, 06:40 PM
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I was very surprised when i was told this news tonight.
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Old 31st March 2008, 07:13 PM
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I did a bit of island hopping in Hawaii last year and flew Aloha 732's and found them a great Airline and certainly a shame to see them going!
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Old 31st March 2008, 07:17 PM
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I did a bit of island hopping in Hawaii last year and flew Aloha 732's and found them a great Airline and certainly a shame to see them going!
Hahah and you gave Chittock **** for flying on dodgy Indonesian aircraft and here you are sojourning around the Hawaiian islands in 732's...

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Old 31st March 2008, 07:42 PM
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Ive flown with aloha quite a few times 737s and turbo props.I was with my new bride when we flew from oahu to maui we got in the turbo prop the captain fired up the engines and the left hand side **** itself.Off we got onto another one.And on christmas eve we came back from kauai and the 737 was full and it took a hell of a long time to take off and and when we landed back at oahu i was very happy.we bounced to many times on landing for my liking.
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Old 31st March 2008, 07:48 PM
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Hahah and you gave Chittock **** for flying on dodgy Indonesian aircraft and here you are sojourning around the Hawaiian islands in 732's...


Lol give me a 30 year old Aloha aircraft over a 10 year old Adam Air aircraft any day Gunnar!
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Old 1st April 2008, 07:45 AM
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Some are alleging unfair competition from go! airlines - who knows..

As for flying on ALoha's 732s, let's not mention flight 243 (but it was a long time ago.....)

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