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Flyhi put on hold....What a BIG surprise!

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Unity is Our Strength
Nov 9, 2004
FlyHawaii puts plans on hold

[FONT=Times New Roman,Times,Serif]FlyHawaii Airlines, the local start up, is temporarily shelving its plans to launch an interisland airline. [/FONT]The airline shut its office at Honolulu's Topa Tower on Nov. 15 and released almost all of its employees.

A core team of three, including founder and CEO James Delano, are winding down remaining operations.
Delano, the founder of Lion Coffee and whose brainchild it was to start a customer-friendly interisland carrier, declined to comment on what happened.
FlyHawaii expected to start flying next year but lost its major financial backing last month.
AOL founder Steve Case and a hui of local investors pulled out after regional carrier Mesa Airlines announced its plans to enter the Hawaii market.
FlyHawaii's market analysis didn't hold true at that point and it created a lot of uncertainty into the market.
Former employees say FlyHawaii will wait to see what happens with Aloha and Mesa before deciding whether to continue or permanently drop its plans. :rolleyes:

You should be hearing about the Mesa delay soon too.:smash:

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