go! Introduces Special Thanksgiving Holiday Fare Sale

go! Hawaii’s Low Fare Airline is celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving with a special holiday fare sale.

Book by Monday, November 26th and you can fly in the comfort of our all-jet fleet from Honolulu to Kahului, Lihue, Kona, and Hilo. Travel from November 26th through December 13th and enjoy true island-style hospitality. It’s our way of showing you how thankful we are for giving us the opportunity to be Hawaii’s kama‘aina airline.

Book By: Monday, November 26th 2012

Travel Dates: Monday, November 26th – Thursday, December 13th, 2012

  • Honolulu – Kahului          $49 Tues-Thurs, $59 other days
  • Honolulu – Hilo                $49 Tues-Thurs, $59 other days
  • Honolulu – Lihue             $60 Tues-Thurs, $69 other days
  • Honolulu – Kona              $60 Tues-Thurs, $69 other days

go! is dedicated to the people of Hawai‘i and to being the inter-island air carrier with the most convenient and affordable routes for kama‘aina. Book your tickets now at www.iflygo.com.

*Terms & Conditions: Fares are one-way for non-stop travel on go! Airlines.  Purchase by 11/26/2012 and travel 11/26–12/13/2012. Fares are subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

About go! Airlines

go! Airlines is operated by Mesa Airlines Mesa currently operates 77 aircraft with approximately 419 daily system departures to 93 cities, 35 states, Mexico and the District of Columbia. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines and go!Mokulele. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 2,700 employees and was awarded Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine in 1992 and 2005.

Mesa Announces Sale of Mokulele Turboprop Operation

MESA AIR GROUP, INC. announced the sale of Mokulele Flight Services, Inc., its inter-island turboprop service operating four, nine seat, Cessna Caravan aircraft to Scottsdale, Arizona based Transpac Aviation, Inc. Mesa will continue to operate its jet inter-island service as go!Mokulele. Under the terms of the sale Transpac Aviation, operating as Mokulele Flight Services, Inc, will also continue to offer service under the go!Mokulele brand and serve it’s current routes as a code-share partner.

A Mokulele Turboprop

Passengers will continue to book reservations on both the jet and caravan service on www.iflygo.com and www.mokulele.com for seamless travel to the destinations served by both airlines. Existing reservations booked on the caravan service will be fully honored.

“This sale was a part of our strategic plan to concentrate on our inter-island jet service,” said Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein.

“This sale was a part of our strategic plan to concentrate on our inter-island jet service,” said Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. “We believe this sale will allow us to focus on growing and expanding our low cost jet service to the people of Hawaii, particularly our loyal o’hana, and importantly, the alliance with Transpac Aviation will ensure that the smaller cities of Hawaii will still have critical air service and will provide a tremendous platform for the future growth of the go! and Mokulele brand. We are also happy to announce that current Mokulele employees will remain with the Mokulele Flight Services to ensure a seamless transition for our valued customers.” continued Ornstein.

Transpac Aviation, Inc CEO Ron Hansen said, “Hawaii has always been a special destination to me both as an airline pilot and as former CEO of several world wide air charter companies. It is very exciting to return and have the opportunity to serve the people of Hawaii by offering quality, low cost inter-island transportation. This partnership announced is an exciting and positive step for go!Mokulele and its passengers. We look forward to working with our new partners at Mesa and are confident that Mokulele Flight Services will continue to meet and exceed our passengers’ expectations”.

Mesa currently operates 87 aircraft with approximately 465 daily system departures to 96 cities, 37 states, Canada and Mexico. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines and go!Mokulele. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 2,700 employees and was awarded Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine in 1992 and 2005.

Mesa Emerges from Bankruptcy

From Aviation Online:

Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group expected to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, after the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in late January approved its reorganization plan.

Mesa listed as its main restructuring accomplishments the extension of its code-share agreement with US Airways through September 2015, the elimination of more than 100 aircraft leases and financings that contributed to the “deleveraging” of its balance sheet by $700 million in capitalized leases and $50 million in debt; the restructuring of aircraft leases and financings for its fleet of Bombardier CRJ200s and Dash 8s, resulting in flexibility and no long-term lease exposure on the 50-seat CRJ200s; and its emergence as a private company, issuing new notes, common stock and warrants to its creditors.

During its restructuring, Mesa cut the size of its fleet from 178 airplanes to 76 CRJ700 and CRJ900 regional jets, while losing a long fight to maintain its Delta Connection code-share contract. The plan cedes control of the carrier to unsecured creditors and grants US Airways a 10-percent stake in the regional group. Mesa and its various units operate as US Airways Express, United Express and go!Mokulele in Hawaii.