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Encyclopedia > Aloha Airlines
Aloha Airlines
IATA
AQ
ICAO
AAH
Callsign
Aloha
Founded 1946 (as Trans-Pacific Airlines)
Hubs Honolulu International Airport
Focus cities Kahului Airport, Maui
Frequent flyer program AlohaPass
Member lounge Alii Club
Fleet size 23
Destinations 11
Parent company Aloha Airgroup, Inc.
Headquarters Honolulu, Hawaii
Key people David A. Banmiller (CEO)
Website: http://www.alohaairlines.com


Aloha Airlines (IATA: AQ, ICAO: AAH, and Callsign: Aloha) is an airline headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. It operates extensive scheduled services within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. Its main base is Honolulu International Airport. Aloha also markets some inter-island routes served by partner Island Air, and its frequent flyer program, AlohaPass, is a partner of United Airlines' Mileage Plus program. Image File history File links Aloha_Airlines_Logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Kahului Airport (IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG) is a regional airport in the State of Hawaii, located 3 miles (5 km) east of Kahului, Hawaii on the island of Maui near Haleakala. ... The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727 square miles (1883 km²). Maui is part of the State of HawaiÊ»i and is the largest island in Maui County. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Honolulu redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands that stretches 2,400 km in a northwesterly direction from the southern tip of the Island of Hawai‘i. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... Island Air (officially Hawaii Island Air, Inc. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... United Airlines, Inc. ...


Aloha is a Hawaiian word expressing affection or love, commonly used as a greeting. The phenomenon called the Aloha Spirit inspired the naming of Aloha Tower, which has greeted vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926. ... The Hawaiian language is an Austronesian language that takes its name from that of the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed. ...


The longest inter-island route is 216 miles, while the shortest route is a mere 62 miles. Average length of travel per inter-island flight is 133 miles. The inter-island hub of operations is Honolulu while the hub for mainland/transpacific flights is Honolulu and Kahului.

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History

The airline was founded as charter carrier Trans Pacific Airlines by publisher Ruddy Tongg as a competitor to Hawaiian Airlines, commencing operations on Aloha Friday, July 26, 1946. It soon earned the nickname "The Aloha Airline." Certification as a scheduled airline came on June 6, 1949. Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


In 1958, real estate developer Hung Wo Ching purchased a stake in the carrier, renaming it Aloha Airlines. In 1987 he took the company private, and it remained in the hands of the Ing and Ching families until its emergence from bankruptcy in 2006, when additional investors including The Yucaipa Cos., Aloha Aviation Investment Group, and Aloha Hawaii Investors LLC took stakes in the airline. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Aloha began operating jet aircraft in 1969. It introduced its frequent flyer program, AlohaPass, in 1983. Night time freighter services started in October 1985 and transpacific services began in February 2000. Jet aircraft are aircraft with jet engines. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rising costs (in particular, poorly negotiated aircraft leases), and an economic recession in Japan put Aloha into a defensive position in the early 2000s, soon exacerbated by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the SARS panic of 2003, and soaring fuel prices. On December 30, 2004, Aloha Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an attempt to cut costs and remain competitive with other airlines serving Hawaii. Following approval of new labor contracts and securing additional investment by new investors, the airline emerged from bankruptcy protection on February 17, 2006. On August 30, 2006, Gordon Bethune was named Chairman of the Board. A recession is usually defined in macroeconomics as a fall of a countrys Gross National Product in two successive quarters. ... This article is about the decade starting at the beginning of 2000 and ending at the end of 2009. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS is a respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS coronavirus. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Gordon M. Bethune (born August 1941) is the chairman of the board of Aloha Airgroup, parent company of Aloha Airlines. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ...


Mergers with archrival Hawaiian Airlines have been attempted at least three times, in 1970, 1988, and 2001, none successfully. Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Incidents and accidents

Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-297, registration N73711, operating flight AQ243 from Hilo to Honolulu at Kahului Airport on April 28, 1988 after its fuselage was torn away during flight.
Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-297, registration N73711, operating flight AQ243 from Hilo to Honolulu at Kahului Airport on April 28, 1988 after its fuselage was torn away during flight.

On April 28, 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243 Boeing 737 (N73711) inter-island flight from Hilo Airport to Honolulu International Airport carrying 89 passengers and six crew experienced rapid decompression when an 18 foot section of the fuselage roof and sides was torn from the airplane. One flight attendant (Clarabelle Lansing) was ejected from the aircraft during the decompression and is presumed dead. Several passengers sustained life-threatening injuries including instances of massive head wounds. The aircraft declared an emergency and landed at Kahului Airport on Maui with slight difficulty. Noise created by the rush of air rendered vocal communication useless and the crew had to use hand signals during landing. Image File history File links Alohaairlinesdisaster. ... Image File history File links Alohaairlinesdisaster. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aloha Airlines Flight 243 was a scheduled Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-200 flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Hilo International Airport, formerly General Lyman Field, is an airport of the State of Hawaii in Hawaii County two miles east of the unincorporated town of Hilo in the United States. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... Flight attendant in an Embraer ERJ 145 LR (PBair, Thailand) Stewardess, circa 1949-50, American Overseas, Flagship Denmark, Boeing Stratocruiser In aviation, flight attendants—formerly known as sky girls, air hostesses, stewardesses or stewards—are members of a flight crew employed by airlines to ensure the the safety of the... Kahului Airport (IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG) is a regional airport in the State of Hawaii, located 3 miles (5 km) east of Kahului, Hawaii on the island of Maui near Haleakala. ... The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727 square miles (1883 km²). Maui is part of the State of HawaiÊ»i and is the largest island in Maui County. ...


Investigations of the disaster concluded that the accident was caused by metal fatigue. The disaster caused almost all major United States air carriers to retire their oldest airplane models. This article is about a computer game. ...


The event was dramatised as a television movie titled Miracle Landing starring Connie Sellecca and Wayne Rogers. The incident is also the focus of an episode of the series Mayday, shown on the Discovery Channel. Miracle Landing is a made-for-TV movie based on an air accident that occurred in April 1988. ... Sellecca in Doomsday Rock (1997) Connie Sellecca (born Concetta Sellecchia on May 25, 1955 in The Bronx, New York City) is an Italian American actress. ... Wayne M. Rogers (born in Birmingham, Alabama on 7 April 1933) is an American film and television actor, best known for playing the role of Trapper John McIntyre in the long-running U.S. television series, M*A*S*H. He succeeded Elliott Gould, who had played the character in...


Destinations

Aloha Airlines serves the following cities (at January 2007): 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

Aloha Airlines also codeshares on Island Air flights to Hoolehua, Kapalua, and Lanai City using De Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft. Hilo is a coastal city in the State of Hawaii, and is the largest municipal area on the island of Hawai‘i. ... Hilo International Airport, formerly General Lyman Field, is an airport of the State of Hawaii in Hawaii County two miles east of the unincorporated town of Hilo in the United States. ... Honolulu redirects here. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... Kahului is the largest town on the Hawaiian island of Maui and is located along the north shore of central Maui. ... Kahului Airport (IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG) is a regional airport in the State of Hawaii, located 3 miles (5 km) east of Kahului, Hawaii on the island of Maui near Haleakala. ... There is also a town of Kailua on the Island of O‘ahu. ... Kona International Airport at Keahole (IATA: KOA, ICAO: PHKO) is an airport on the Island of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i. ... Cruise ship docked in Port of Nāwiliwili LÄ«hu‘e is the largest town on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i in Hawai‘i. ... Līhu‘e Airport is a small airport in Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i, Hawaii. ... Island Air (officially Hawaii Island Air, Inc. ... Image of Molokai taken by NASA. Sign greeting visitors to Molokai at exit to airport. ... Kapalua is a census-designated place located in Maui County, Hawaii. ... Lanai City is a census-designated place located in Maui County, Hawaii. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ...

For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Welcome to McCarran airport sign in the D gate concourse. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... FAA diagram of John Wayne Airport (SNA) John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA, ICAO: KSNA) is located in Orange County, California, between the cities of Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. ... City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ... Reno/Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO, ICAO: KRNO) is an airport in Reno, Nevada, serving the Reno metropolitan area, western Nevada, and parts of eastern California. ... Nickname: River City Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Sacramento International Airport (IATA: SMF, ICAO: KSMF, FAA LID: SMF) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California, USA. // The airport first opened on October 21, 1967 as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein... FAA diagram of San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN, FAA LID: SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ...

Fleet

Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737 "Funbird"
Boeing 737 "Funbird"

The Aloha Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft as of January 2007: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1652x968, 139 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aloha Airlines ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1652x968, 139 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aloha Airlines ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Aloha Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Economy)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-200 10 127 Hawaii Inter-Island
Boeing 737-200C 4 Cargo Hawaii Inter-Island Cargo
Boeing 737-700 8 124 (12/112) US Mainland

As of January 2007, the average age of the Aloha Airlines fleet is 17.8 years, one of the oldest in the nation. The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ...


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