- Oct 10, 2004
- Total Time
As I understand it, Hawaiian is 'collar'ing their schedule with the 4 additional aircraft. Dunkerly hinted at this during his interview this last week. The super early and late flights are being pulled and flights at 'prime time' are being added. My understanding is that they are still going to net additional flights to pick up the demand from Aloha's closure.
The State (DOT) is approaching everyone and their dog about adding flights to the islands. I know they had meetings with the Virgin group for one. There is a belief that we have not tapped markets to the islands. I think it's fair to say the current carriers disagree - otherwise, they wouldn't have pulled down flying.
With the economy on the verge of taking a deeper nose dive, the Hawaiian tourist business is also nose diving! Starting new or repacement service is going to be a big loser. However, it is a good time to use those non-rev benefits to travel there. Get it while it's HOT, MAHALO!