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Pacific Wings pulling out of Hawaii

By Dave Segal

LAST UPDATED: 03:39 p.m. HST, May 13, 2013

Small commuter airline Pacific Wings, which has been gradually pulling out of the Hawaii market, plans to cease operations in the islands in mid-June.

The carrier, which flies nine-seat Cessna Grand Caravan 208B turboprops, primarily served smaller markets in the state but no longer flies to Hana, Kalaupapa and Kamuela. It now only serves Honolulu, Kahului and Kona in addition to Hoolehua.

Its final day of service in Hawaii will be June 15.

Parent company Pacific Air Holdings, which is based in Mesa, Ariz., also operates New Mexico Airlines. 

Pacific Wings was founded in 1974 in Las Vegas as charter operator Air Nevada Airlines. It began offering scheduled service in Hawaii in January 1998 out of its headquarters in Kahului. It relocated its headquarters to Mesa several years ago.

Mokulele Airlines and Island Air currently serve some of the state’s smaller markets with Hawaiian Airlines’ ’Ohana by Hawaiian planning to tap into that market later this year. 

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false wrote:
Kudo's to our business friendly legislature, their regulations and all the blind Democrats who support them.
on May 13,2013 | 12:14PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Get your facts straight. Hawaiian will be starting up their "Ohana" brand soon and very small regional carrier, if you can even call PW that, will not be able to survive Judging by your remarks you must be a Republican who can't get his or her facts straight before opening his/her mouth or typing in comments.
on May 13,2013 | 06:01PM
allie wrote:
sorry to see them leave
on May 13,2013 | 12:46PM
t_faman wrote:
Are you serious? Good riddance to them and their President Greg Kahlstorf. Pacific Wings was the airlines gouging passengers to fly in and out of Kaulapapa, till the late Senator Dan Inouye and others stepped in. He and his cronies have caused enough trouble at Kahului Airport. Again, Good Riddance.
on May 13,2013 | 08:14PM
serious wrote:
If you want to make a million dollars in the airlines, start with 2 million. Airlines are the worst investment. Gotta be a mom and pa to make it.
on May 13,2013 | 01:47PM
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