Challenges Facing Hawaii’s Air Service Market

April 10, 2008

The State of Hawaii is uniquely dependent on air service due to its distinctive geography. Recently, Aloha Airlines (Aloha), one of the state’s largest and nation’s oldest carriers, declared bankruptcy and ceased passenger operations. In addition, the state has experienced problems with air service to small, isolated communities among the islands over the past several years. This hearing will examine the current status of the Hawaii air service market, the implications of Aloha’s bankruptcy declaration, and service to rural communities in the state.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable Mazie K. Hirono

    United States Representative, Hawaii

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