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Mesa Air fails to become big player in the islands

By Dave Segal

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014

~~<p>Go! airlines, which initiated a relentless fare war when it entered the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago only to later be blamed for Aloha Airlines' demise, is calling it quits.</p>
<p>The upstart carrier, which will cease operations April 1, harbored high hopes to compete with Hawaiian Airlines on interisland routes, but as of last year had just 6.8 percent of the market compared with Hawaiian's 85.2 percent share. Go! has been operating recently with just two 50-seat CRJ 200s for 30 daily flights.</p>
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Go! airlines, which initiated a relentless fare war when it entered the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago only to later be blamed for Aloha Airlines' demise, is calling it quits.

The upstart carrier, which will cease operations April 1, harbored high hopes to compete with Hawaiian Airlines on interisland routes, but as of last year had just 6.8 percent of the market compared with Hawaiian's 85.2 percent share. Go! has been operating recently with just two 50-seat CRJ 200s for 30 daily flights. Login for more...



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