Sad Day: As Expected, Aloha Airlines Announces Shutdown


This week at the Phoenix Symposium, I couldn’t find one person who was optimistic about the chances of Aloha Airlines keeping the doors open beyond tomorrow.

This afternoon the airline confirmed the worst.

Aloha Airlines, which first began operations in 1946, will shut down operations tomorrow.

The airline’s cargo operation, which remains profitable, will continue to operate. In fact, the cargo operation is going to be auctioned next month. Saltchuk Resources out of Seattle, has already said that it intends to bid on the cargo operation.