Mesa Air sues Mokulele Airlines

CrippleHawk

Well-Known Member
Mesa Air Group Inc., parent of interisland carrier go!, has filed its fourth lawsuit involving an isle airline or industry employee since entering the Hawaii market in June 2006.

Phoenix-based Mesa filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Arizona on Monday against Mokulele Airlines, claiming the Kona-based airline has failed to pay nearly $400,000 in fuel expenses.

The two airlines entered into a code-share agreement in February 2007 to serve smaller airports including Kapalua, Maui; Lanai and Molokai under the go!Express name using three nine-seat Cessna 208B Grand Caravans owned by Mokulele.

Mokulele announced last week that it is starting service with Indianapolis-based Republic Airways on Nov. 19 with one-way fares starting at $61. Interisland rivals go! and Hawaiian Airlines have since cut their lowest fare to $61 from $64.
Go! has lost $42.1 million since beginning service in June 2006, partly attributable to a $5.6 million increase in legal and consulting fees due to lawsuits involving Hawaiian and Aloha airlines. Mokulele is privately held.



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DPApilot

GUYSH! GUYSH! GUYSH!
Mesa Air Group Inc., parent of interisland carrier go!, has filed its fourth lawsuit involving an isle airline or industry employee since entering the Hawaii market in June 2006.

Phoenix-based Mesa filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Arizona on Monday against Mokulele Airlines, claiming the Kona-based airline has failed to pay nearly $400,000 in fuel expenses.

The two airlines entered into a code-share agreement in February 2007 to serve smaller airports including Kapalua, Maui; Lanai and Molokai under the go!Express name using three nine-seat Cessna 208B Grand Caravans owned by Mokulele.

Mokulele announced last week that it is starting service with Indianapolis-based Republic Airways on Nov. 19 with one-way fares starting at $61. Interisland rivals go! and Hawaiian Airlines have since cut their lowest fare to $61 from $64.
Go! has lost $42.1 million since beginning service in June 2006, partly attributable to a $5.6 million increase in legal and consulting fees due to lawsuits involving Hawaiian and Aloha airlines. Mokulele is privately held.



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Well doesn't that just suck? Haha
 

kellwolf

Piece of Trash
Jtrain, you could always get a job as a Mesa lawyer once you're done with law school. Seems to be pretty good in the job security dept. Things don't go your way? SUE! Delta dropping your contract? Sue 'em! Code share partner dropping you for a compeititor? Sue 'em!
 

Cptnchia

Dissatisfied Customer
Hey, Mesa could sue themselves for being,...well, Mesa. Then, they could use the fact that they lost and have to pay the plaintiff as a charge against any taxes owed.
 

CamYZ125

Well-Known Member
Jtrain, you could always get a job as a Mesa lawyer once you're done with law school. Seems to be pretty good in the job security dept. Things don't go your way? SUE! Delta dropping your contract? Sue 'em! Code share partner dropping you for a compeititor? Sue 'em!
Haha.. it's beginning to become embarrassing.
 

ppragman

FLIPY FLAPS!
Mesa Air Group Inc., parent of interisland carrier go!, has filed its fourth lawsuit involving an isle airline or industry employee since entering the Hawaii market in June 2006.

Phoenix-based Mesa filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Arizona on Monday against Mokulele Airlines, claiming the Kona-based airline has failed to pay nearly $400,000 in fuel expenses.

The two airlines entered into a code-share agreement in February 2007 to serve smaller airports including Kapalua, Maui; Lanai and Molokai under the go!Express name using three nine-seat Cessna 208B Grand Caravans owned by Mokulele.

Mokulele announced last week that it is starting service with Indianapolis-based Republic Airways on Nov. 19 with one-way fares starting at $61. Interisland rivals go! and Hawaiian Airlines have since cut their lowest fare to $61 from $64.
Go! has lost $42.1 million since beginning service in June 2006, partly attributable to a $5.6 million increase in legal and consulting fees due to lawsuits involving Hawaiian and Aloha airlines. Mokulele is privately held.



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Hah Karma's a bitch!
 

jtrain609

Anarcho-Bidenist
Jtrain, you could always get a job as a Mesa lawyer once you're done with law school. Seems to be pretty good in the job security dept. Things don't go your way? SUE! Delta dropping your contract? Sue 'em! Code share partner dropping you for a compeititor? Sue 'em!
I'm already on the highway to hell man, what else do you want me to do to help that along? Jump in the HOV lane so I can beat everybody else there?
 

Radu38J

Well-Known Member
I would love a job in the islands. If I were payed enough though... In any case, $61/flight is ridiculous, especially since the tourists pay many hundreds on hotels per night...
 
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