HONOLULU, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- go!, the interisland Hawaii
division of Mesa Air Group Inc, (Nasdaq: MESA) and Mokulele Airlines today
entered into a memorandum of understanding to establish a code share agreement
to service new Hawaii destinations.
The new services will fly under the go!Express brand and customers will be
able to earn valuable frequent flyer miles on all go! flights.
Mokulele Airlines was recently granted authority from the state Department
of Transportation to provide scheduled service. It will operate a brand new
fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan 208B aircraft in the go!Express livery to
Kapalua, Lanai and Molokai from Honolulu. It will complement existing service
provided by go! to Lihue, Kahului, Kona and Hilo. go!Express will also offer
other non-stop services between neighbor islands.
"I am excited by the great opportunities this partnership will bring to
the smaller communities of Hawaii," said Mokulele Airlines CEO, Bill Boyer.
"As a Hawaii company, we are delighted with the opportunity to further develop
our passenger business. Our expansion will create many new jobs in the local
communities and make travel more convenient and less expensive for kamaaina
and visitors. None of this would have been possible without our new
partnership with go!," added Boyer.
"Bill Boyer and Mokulele have supported the go! team since our inception
of service in Hawaii. Our new partnership with Mokulele, operating as
go!Express, will extend our network and offer market leading low fares to
more travelers throughout Hawaii. go!Express will strongly support our
mission to bring families and friends together while creating great new
business opportunities," said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and
The new go!Express flights are expected to begin in December 2006 and will
soon be available online at: www.iflygo.com. go!Express passengers will fly
in first class comfort in 34" pitch leather reclining seats, enjoy
state-of-the-art inflight entertainment for the very first time on interisland
services and earn valuable frequent flyer miles on go!
Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1998 in Kona, Hawaii. Based on the
Island of Hawaii, Mokulele Airlines currently operates charter services
between the islands as well as Circle Island Tours around the Island of
Hawaii. The Company prides itself on its operating record and reputation for
providing exceptional service with genuine Hawaii hospitality. This year, the
airline received the 2006 West Hawaii Today's Best of West Hawaii award,
"Best Air Tours."
With the purchase of new Caravan 208B aircraft, Mokulele will have one of
the youngest fleets in Hawaii. Mokulele is a member of Regional Aviation
For further information visit www.MokuleleAirlines.com
go! now offers 64 flights daily from Honolulu to the destinations of
Lihue, Kahului, Kona and Hilo. Passengers who register for go! Miles frequent
flyer program are able to earn go! Miles redeemable for travel and can earn
500 miles just by registering online. Additional information is available and
tickets can be booked online at www.iflygo.com or by calling toll free
go! also offers special reduced fares for military personnel, their
spouses and dependents. Active duty personnel from every branch of the U.S.
military are eligible, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast
Guard, as well as active duty members of the Reserve and National Guard. In
addition to these discounts, go! is also waiving ticket change fees for
Special military fares must be booked via the go! toll-free reservation
number at 1-888-IFLYGO2 and are subject to certain restrictions. Seats are
limited and may not be available on every flight.
Mesa currently operates 188 aircraft with over 1,200 daily system
departures to 173 cities, 46 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. Mesa
operates as America West Express, Delta Connection, US Airways Express and
United Express under contractual agreement with America West, Delta Air Lines,
US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa
Airlines. On June 9, 2006 Mesa launched interisland Hawaii service as go!
This new operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Lihue,
Kahului, Kona, and Hilo. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in
New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees. Mesa is a member of
the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners. The Company
was named 2005 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine.
For more information please visit www.iflygo.com or www.mesa-air.com
Mesa Air Group Inc.
VP Corporate Communication, Mesa Air Group Inc.,