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United Airlines anticipates 386 Hawaii job furloughs

United Airlines expects to furlough 332 employees at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and an additional 54 at Kahului Airport for six months or longer beginning around Oct. 1, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hammer the airline industry and stifle Hawaii’s tourism-based economy. Read more

HECO commits $4.7M to upgrades for Navy

Hawaiian Electric Co. will spend $4.7 million on electrical upgrades for the Navy in order to build what the utility says is the lowest-priced solar farm in the state. Read more

Delta deal puts Southwest pilots’ accord at risk

Southwest Airlines Co.’s tentative labor agreement with its pilots, reached after more than four years of negotiations, may be in danger now that Delta Air Lines has a pending deal that would pay its aviators more. Read more

Hawaii AG sues prescription drugmaker

The state attorney general is suing the makers of a narcotic used to treat pain and opiate addiction, three days after announcing that Hawaii doctors could continue prescribing the drug. Read more

Alaska Air’s Virgin bid under scrutiny

Alaska Air Group Inc. and Virgin America Inc. pleaded their case for their $2.6 billion merger to top Justice Department officials last week, according to people familiar with the matter, an indication that negotiations are in their final stages over whether the government allows the deal to proceed. Read more

Student entrepreneur applications sought

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Hawaii, or EO Hawaii, in partnership with Hawaii National Bank, is accepting applications statewide for its second annual student entrepreneurs competition. Read more

Mitsubishi offers to buy more of Lawson

Mitsubishi Corp. plans to raise its stake in Lawson Inc. in a 144 billion yen ($1.4 billion) tender offer and to turn Japan’s third-largest convenience store operator into a Mitsubishi unit. Read more

Orangetheory Fitness to open Kapolei gym

Orangetheory Fitness will open a gym in Kapolei next month. The fitness franchise will offer 60-minute sessions of cardiovascular and strength training in a 3,400-square-foot-studio in Kapolei Marketplace at 590 Farrington Highway near Safeway. Read more

Bikeshare Hawaii gets $50,000 donation

Bikeshare Hawaii on Tuesday received a symbolic key to two electric-powered Smart cars and a $25,000 check for a combined donation valued at $50,000 from the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation. Read more


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