Could Hawaiian have been Alaska? (Part 1)

In this blogger's continued analysis of the buyout of Hawaiian Airlines by Alaska Airlines, announced in December 2023, questions of “what if” came to mind when it came to what Hawaiian Airlines could have been. More specifically, could Hawaiian Airlines have grown to something bigger than itself if it took the growth model of Alaska Airlines, over a long period? The reason for this question is in the documents to ...
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Second Act

As the Hawaii State Legislature has convened in late January to conduct business, it will also be hearing from candidates for offices appointed by the Governor. As many who read this blog know, that is in a wide, expansive list of offices that include various certification boards, all the way to those who serves on the Hawaii Tourism Authority. One of the boards that Governor Green can appoint is the ...
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At the bottom of the speech

The Hawaii House of Representatives where the Governor gives their State of the State address every JanuaryPC: Office of the Governor On Monday, January 22nd, about a half-week after the start of the Legislative Session for the State of Hawaii, Governor Josh Green gave his second State of the State address. Before the speech, Governor Green had already identified two key issues to emphasize - Housing and recovery from the ...
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A negotiated restructuring

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2024, this blogger was preparing to write for their post that is done every other week on the Politics Hawaii web page. As the computer was firing up and the writing fingers started working the keyboard, a notice came in from a friend, about a storied newspaper in town. It was the news that the Honolulu Star Advertiserʻs owner, Black Press Ltd. of Canada, ...
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It might be called Hawaiian, but it isn’t Hawaii-owned

The second article in a series about the buyout of Hawaiian Airlines by Alaska Airlines A legacy of the last "local" owner of Hawaiian Airlines is seen when one flies to the Kapalua West Maui airport. The airport code - JHM - is the initial of the airline's last owner - John H. Magoon. Hawaiian Airlines built the airport before the state took over ownership of it in the 90'sPC: ...
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