posted a third-quarter profit of
$12 million with the help of an $8.5 million federal grant
following the Sept. 11 attacks. That brings the airline's profit to
$15.2 million in the first nine months of the year. "Thankfully,
immediately following Sept. 11, very few of our customers canceled
their travel plans," said Paul Casey, Hawaiian Airlines CEO.
"However, the pace of new bookings dropped precipitously. We have
since succeeded in stimulating more demand with tactical fare
sales, [but] these sales will likely diminish overall yields and
revenues in the next two quarters."
PLEASANT HAWAIIAN HOLIDAYS added six new
properties to its brochure for 2002: the Ohana Waikiki Malia on
Oahu; the Outrigger Palms at Wailea on Maui; the Sugar Beach Resort
on Maui; and the Islands at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Point and the
Hilo Bay Hotel, all on the Big Island. Pleasant now sells rooms at
120 properties in Hawaii.
ALOHA AIRLINES is offering travel agents and
their spouses a fare of $199 per person, roundtrip from Oakland and
John Wayne airports in California and from Las Vegas to Honolulu,
Maui or the Big Island through Jan. 31. Agents must meet certain
requirements such as having one year of service at their current
agency and having a valid IATAN identification card.
SUNTRIPS is having a sale on seven-night
packages from San Francisco to Hawaii with air, car and
accommodations from $459 to $839 per person, double, depending on
the island. The sale is good through January on selected
departures. Call (800) 786-8747.
THE ORCHID AT MAUNA LANI is offering a travel
agent rate in 2002 for $139 a night per room in a gardenview unit.
The offer is good for three nights maximum from Jan. 2 through Dec.
20. Call (800) 845-9905.