Though it may not fit your definition of a blockbuster merger, the announcement that will be coming out in just a few minutes that Southern Airways Express is buying Mokulele (but keeping separate brands) is actually a pretty interesting one. On the surface, this might leave you scratching your head. … Read the post
Last month, it was Alaska. This month, I headed to Hawai’i. But unlike the trip last month, this was a true vacation and a long one at that. It was also a celebration in advance of my 40th birthday coming in September (along with my dad’s 70th). The plan was … Read the post
And now for something completely different… I’m a sucker for an airline brawl, and here’s one that hasn’t gotten much press yet, probably because it’s between two little airlines in a far corner of the country. But this one has the potential to get nasty, and not in a “fun … Read the post
Cranky Analysis: Southwest’s Rising Fares Have Benefited Competitors Big and Small – PlaneBusiness Banter – $Subscription Required$
In this month’s PlaneBusiness column, I take a look at Southwest’s fares over the last decade. They have gone up A LOT, even when you include ancillaries for the other airlines.
United Releases Weaker Revenue Guidance
United announced that like Continental (though not quite as severe), it is seeing large revenue drops as demand continues to decrease.
NBAA Attacks JetBlue’s Bigwig Ad Campaign
The NBAA has gone on the attack, and JetBlue’s Bigwig campaign is the target. This does not seem … Read the post
Delta Starts Consolidating Regional Carriers
Delta is taking pieces of Compass, Comair, and Mesaba and mashing them together. Seems like a good idea to me.
Why is Hawaiian Installing In-Seat Video?
Hawaiian is putting in seat video on its long haul fleet, but the case for installation is different in … Read the post
I wrote about this on BNET last week when it was still a rumor. Now it’s been confirmed that Republic will operate Embraer 170s within Hawai’i for Mokulele. This seems like a smart move, and it will put some pressure on go!. [/caption]In fact, I’m tempted to refer to … Read the post
Yeah, that’s a confusing title until you remember that “Airplane Airlines” is what Mokulele Airlines translates to in English. These are the guys who are planning to fly as go!Express out in Hawai’i, and they’ve finally received their first airplane for the new operation. Here’s the picture, courtesy of the … Read the post