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Mokulele Airlines Loses Business Over Name Confusion

Mokulele Airlines Loses Business Over Name Confusion

Attention inter-island travelers... Mokulele Airlines is still here! Go! Airlines left the Hawaii market recently, and that affected business for Mokulele Airlines -- and not in a good way, as expected. Ron Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of Mokulele, says confusion and mistaken identity have resulted in 10 percent of Mokulele's daily passengers not showing up for flights because they thought the airline stopped operating. Hansen said passengers likely are confused because go! was called go!Mokulele between 2009 and 2012, and the two airlines were still connected until Monday under a code-share agreement, which allowed go! and Mokulele to sell seats on each other's flights. Mokulele operates 120 flights a day and flies to eight cities -- Honolulu; Hoolehua, Molokai; Lanai City; Kahului, Kapalua and Hana on Maui; and Waimea and Kona on Hawaii island.

 

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