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Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline?

Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline? Airlines and Interisland Transportation Companies in Hawaii: First it was Aloha Airlines, the SuperFerry,  after that Mahalo Air, followed by United Airlines codeshare partner Island Air – all of them bankrupt.  Through all of this, Hawaiian Airlines was the lucky one and had been become a little stronger, every time bringing inter-island airfares to the highest levels in... Read More
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The Island Air and Honolulu Rail Connection in Federal Bankruptcy Court?

HART and Island Air may be connected in a conspiracy of corporate greed, lies, and possible fraud in hiring David Uchiyama. A complaint filed on August 12 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Honolulu alleges Uchiyama was hired knowingly by Island Air owners to run the company into the ground. Many loyal workers for Island Air lost their jobs and health insurance overnight. Hawaiian Airlines almost became a monopoly overnight, increasing their... Read More
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ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) urged the United States Department of Health and Human Services not to roll back health care protections for transgender people. In comments submitted objecting to proposed changes to the Health Care Rights Law, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the ACLU of Hawaii stressed the devastating health consequences for transgender people, those seeking reproductive health care including... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii hotels’ revenue and occupancy up in July 2019

In July 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to July 2018. Contributing to this growth, hotels on the island of Hawaii reported significant gains, continuing the trend from June 2019. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $260 (+5.2%), with ADR of $305 (+3.9%) and occupancy of... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Nearing Tipping Point?

The guest speaker at the August 13th, 2019, Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) meeting was Hawai‘i travel industry professional, Frank Haas. Frank had been the wholesale business organization's guest speaker nearly a year ago when things at the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) were truly grim. His current message, "It’s been a year … what’s changed … what’s new?" was a little more optimistic because there have indeed been some significant HTA... Read More
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Honolulu Rail: A First Class Section suggested by new COO David Uchiyama?

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transport  (HART) is overlooking the most time consuming, most money-eating projects every undertaken in the U.S. State of Hawaii. Fist started with a 6 billion dollar project in 2006, in 2019 this number went to 10 billion and it will be another 6 years before it will be operational to transport Hawaiian residents and visitors on a 20-mile long rail-link spanning 21 stations from East Kapolei... Read More
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Tourism, culture and history: What Okinawa and Hawaii share

Okinawa and Hawaii tourism and cultural issues have a lot in common. Okinawa sits over 1500km from Tokyo, halfway between mainland Japan and China.  Both islands are tropical, have a similar climate. Hawaii is 2,600 miles from the U.S. mainland and both islands are important for the U.S. military. having large bases. Both island groups love visitors from Japan, but it’s more cost-effective for a visitor from Tokyo to enjoy the... Read More
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Hawaiian Kahala Hotel & resort now in Yokohama, Japan

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a prestigious luxury resort located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, announced on August 16 that it will open the Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, the first “Kahala” brand hotel outside of Hawaii, on June 17, 2020, in Yokohama’s Bay Area, surrounded by picturesque scenery in the cosmopolitan Japanese city. By combining Hawaii’s intellectually stimulating and sensual Aloha spirit with Yokohama’s reverence for and history of adopting world cultures, the Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, as a... Read More
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Southwest Airlines adds new nonstop flights to Kona, Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai from San Jose

Southwest Airlines announced today the addition of new nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai (LIH) from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) beginning in January 2020. With the addition of these two nonstop destinations, Southwest becomes the second carrier to connect Silicon Valley’s airport to all four main Hawaiian Islands nonstop, and the third airline offering nonstop service to the Hawaiian Islands from SJC.... Read More
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Southwest Airlines expands Hawaii service

Southwest Airlines Co. today announced the carrier will add new service to, from, and within Hawaii in mid-January 2020 with new, daily service between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between both of the carrier’s Hawaii gateways in the Bay Area, Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii, will give Southwest Customers access to 18 flights transiting the Pacific each day... Read More