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Aloha Airlines Flying Again?

by Billy V posted Aug 5 2013 2:40AM
The skies could once again be filled with planes bearing the Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines logos, just like the good  Ľole days; Island Air is talking with Yucaipa Cos, the majority shareholder of Aloha Airlines to purchase the Aloha name.  Larry Ellison bought Island Air in February; and if he is successful in buying the name, then the two old rivals could be in the skies again. 
Aloha Airlines flew it Ľs last passenger on March 31, 2008 when Aloha closed down after 61 years of service.   
 The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that some of Aloha Airlines employees are not happy about the name being purchased unless it also means hiring back some of the people who made the airline what it was. Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted several former employees; "We've talked about it, and a lot of the former employees are totally against anyone taking over the name," said Joe Kau¬≠we¬≠loa, 61, who spent 35 years at Aloha as a customer service agent. 
"You just don't buy the name, because it's the employees who made the name to be Aloha. There's a difference. It's an ohana thing where everybody made up the name of being Aloha," said Kau­we­loa, who now works as a bell and valet dispatcher at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.
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08/04/2013 8:40PM
Aloha Airlines Flying Again?
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08/04/2013 9:58PM
Why not?
Don't let it die. Reincarnate.
08/05/2013 6:09AM
Bring em back !!
Bring back the Ohana, great service, and a better price to go to the Islands.Fly from Orange County Ca. Again !! Would be a blessing !!
08/06/2013 12:31AM
of coss
its all good cuz what was before could happen again let it go
08/06/2013 9:31AM
Bring em back
Hawaiian Airlines needs some real competition. This will only be good for the economy as a whole!
08/10/2013 7:17AM
Stay away from Island Air
Aloha airlines would be nice to see flying again but if it has any affiliation with Island Air it will be the demise of Aloha for sure because Island Air is the worst airline that ever flew betwen the Islands. Their service and customer care are non existent. Stay away Island Air coz you no more Aloha!!!! Shame on you.
08/21/2013 10:36PM
Halbert
Bringing back the iconic name of Aloha Airlines would only be pono if some of the former AQ employees could apply for jobs there. A little bit of Hawaii was lost when Aloha left the skies. Bring it back,
11/13/2013 6:00AM
LET UM FLY
IF ALOHA AIR FLY'S AGAIN , YOU WILL SEE BETTER FLIGHT COST BETWEEN OUR HAWAIIAN SKIES, KEEP H A HONEST. GOT TO BRING RESECT TO OUR HAWAIIAN SKIES. BEFORE SOME KNUCKLE HEAD AIRLINE INVADES ARE SKIES. ISLAND AIR MUST PROVE AND EARN THE NAME ALOHA AIR! AS IT ONCE WAS . ALOHA
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