Undeterred by the bankruptcies of Hawaii’s two largest airlines, a Phoenix-based regional carrier is planning to crowd into Hawaii’s interisland market in the first quarter of next year by offering low-cost, high-frequency service to all the major islands.
Mesa Air Group
Destinations: 165 cities, 44 states, District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico
Affiliations: Operates as America West Express, US Airways Express and United Express, and independently as Mesa Airlines
Hawaii service: First quarter 2006
Routes: Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai
Type of Hawaii planes: Canadair Regional Jets, seating 50, 70 or 86 passengers
(This is great news, our interisland fares have steadily risen until now it costs way too much….cd)