It will be business as usual for Aloha Airlines


HONOLULU (eTN) – Following last week’s announcement it had sought o4 bankruptcy protection, Aloha Airlines yesterday said it has received approval from US Bankruptcy Court on March 21 and that the Hawaii-based airline will “continue operating as usual.”

In a statement released yesterday, Aloha has been authorized to honor all existing reservations, take new bookings, and operate all its flights, air cargo business and ground-handling services for other airlines.

“We are grateful to the Bankruptcy Court for enabling us to move ahead and continue all operations as usual while Aloha seeks additional investors and new opportunities,” said David A. Banmiller, president and chief
executive officer.

He added: “All of us at Aloha want to thank our loyal customers,
business partners, and the entire community for their unwavering support while we get through these challenging times.”

In addition, Aloha’s frequent flyer programs, including AlohaPass, Alii Membership and E-Plus, and the AirAwards credit card, will continue to offer the same benefits to customers.