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Sunday, March 30, 2008



Aloha Airlines, which has served the Hawai'ian Islands since 1946, announced today that it would suspend all passenger operations effective Tuesday, April 1st.

No joke.

They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month and immediately put the company up for sale. There were no takers.

Their freight operations and contract terminal service operations are expected to continue, for the time being. Aloha provides terminal service to major mainland carriers, like United, in Hawai'i.

Thats about 1,900 people who will lose their jobs. Not to mention the employee loss to the vendors that service Aloha.

Our governor, Linda Lingle (R), has said she will force Aloha to remain in operation and will have the Attorney General file such a request in the Federal Bankruptcy Court.

And that the State will have its "Rapid Response Team" in place in 4 or 5 days to assist those who have been affected on the 4 major islands.

Gee, 4-5 days for a "Rapid Response" seems oxymoronic to me.

Over The Limit?
Please don't drink and drive

"Let's all be careful out there!"