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MKU-LOGO - 2013-06
Formed and started operations in 1980.
99 Kapalulu Place
Honolulu, Hi 96819-7843
USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.
April 1980: Island Air (MKU) was incorporated by Colorado-based, Consolidated Oil anjd Gas as Princeville Airways.
September 1980: Begins scheduled services between Honolulu and Princeville, Kauai using two DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprop airplanes. It served this initial regular commuter route between Princeville and Honolulu primarily for Princeville Resort guests.
May 1987: Consolidated Oil & Gas sold Princeville Airways to the Aloha Air Group, the parent company of Aloha Airlines (ALO). The airline was renamed Aloha IslandAir and served the growing inter-island commuter needs that Aloha Airlines (ALO) could not accommodate with its larger 737 jetliners.
October 1989: ACCDT: A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter operating Aloha IslandAir Flight 1712 crashed into a mountain on approach to Ho'olehua Airport, Hawaii. The crash killed all 20 persons on board.
August 2009: Service between Honolulu and Lihue was discontinued and service to Hilo was completely discontinued.
December 2003: Gavarnie Holding purchased Aloha IslandAir from the Aloha Air (ALO) Group, making Island Air (MKU), Hawaii's third largest independent airline.
May 2004: The company was renamed Hawaiian Island Air Inc, doing business as (d b a) "Island Air."
February 2013: On February 27th, Larry Ellison, billionaire Oracle Chief Executive Officer (CEO) bought Island Air (MKU), that flies to his Hawaiian island. The Oracle (CEO) bought 98% of the land on Lanai island last year from David Murdoch.
1st ATR72-212 is certified and enters service.
March 2013: Island Air (MKU) announced that it would end service to Kapalua, West Maui airport beginning May 31, 2013. (MKU) stated that it was ending service to Kapalua as a result of phasing out (MKU)'s Dash 8 airplanes and that (MKU)'s larger ATR72 airplanes are unable to land at the airport's short runway. At the same time, the airline announced it would resume service to Kahului, Maui on April 15, 2013.
April 2013: A former Hawaiian Airlines (HWI) President will become the new (CEO) of the inter-island carrier Island Air Hawaii (MKU) recently purchased by Larry Ellison, Oracle (CEO).
Paul Casey will take the helm of Island Air Hawaii (MKU) on May 1.
(MKU) Director, Paul Marinelli said Casey will be instrumental to the growth of the airline as it adds airplanes and expands service.
Marinelli says Les Murashige will continue as (MKU)'s President and be responsible for day-to-day operations. He will report to Casey.
Casey was Hawaiian Airlines (HWI)'s (CEO) from 1997 to 2002. He was the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau's President from 1995 to 1997 and continues to serve on its board.
June 2013: Island Air Hawaii (MKU) is an independent American commuter airline operating scheduled flights throughout the state of Hawaii.
Parent organization/shareholders: Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation (CEO).
Alliances: go!; Mesa Airlines; United Airlines (UAL).
(IATA) Code: WP - 347. (ICAO) Code: MKU - (Callsign - MOKU).
Company Slogan: "Proudly Serving Our Hawaiian Islands."
Main Base: Honolulu International Airport, Oahu (HNL).
Hub: Kahului Airport, Maui (OGG).
Destinations: Ho'olehua, Molokai; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island); Kapalua, Maui (West Maui) (ends May 31, 2013), Lanai City, Lanai, and Lihue, Kauai.