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Aloha Airlines Waves Final Aloha to Passengers

Beleaguered airline shuts down service after filing for bankruptcy

On Sunday afternoon (March 30, 2008) Aloha Airlines announced that by Monday night, they will have delivered their last set of passengers to Hawaii. They ceased routes to California and Nevada immediately, but will wrap up inter-island routes by tonight.

Aloha Airlines Shuts Down ServiceAloha Airlines Shuts Down ServiceThe airline is blaming unfair competition and skyrocketing fuel costs for the demise, but apparently doing their best to reroute inconvenienced (stranded) passengers.

If you have a flight booked with the airline, United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines will be standing by to (hopefully) accommodate your reservation. Hawaiian Airlines has extra flights scheduled this week to pick up the slack on inter-island transit and go! airlines has said they'll add 40 additional flights.

"This is an incredibly dark day for Hawaii," said airline president and chief executive officer David Banmiller in a press release on Sunday. Aloha filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Mach 20 (2nd time in 3 years) but held out hope they'd be able to climb out of the mess.

The shutdown immediately affects almost 2,000 of their 3,400 employees, most of them in Hawaii. The airline will continue cargo services and aviation services while a buyer is sought. Honolulu-based Aloha was the state's 10th largest private employer in 2007.

If you have a flight reserved, visit Aloha Airlines online or call 1-800-843-8771for more information on the bankruptcy suit.


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