HAWAII GOV. BEN CAYETANO ordered an immediate
lifting of landing fees at all state airports. The move is designed
to ease financial burdens on airlines hard hit by the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks. A spokeswoman for the governor said the lift on
fees will last for an "undetermined" amount of time.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES will reduce its flight
schedule by 20% Oct. 1. The airline is reducing its interisland
flights from 158 a day to 123. It also is eliminating one daily
flight from Los Angeles to Maui and four flights a week from
Seattle to Honolulu. "We have no other choice, given current market
conditions and the unpredictability of future demand," said
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Paul Casey.
ALOHA AIRLINES reduced its interisland flights
from 150 a day to 113 a day due to a decline in air travel and "the
high cost of newly mandated security requirements," according to a
statement from the airline. Aloha said it will continue to offer
flights from Hawaii to Oakland and Orange County in California and
to Las Vegas.
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES is reducing capacity in
the Hawaii market Oct. 1 by replacing its DC-10 aircraft on its
four daily routes to Hawaii with 767 aircraft. The move from a
DC-10 with 254 seats to a 767 with 235 seats reduces Continental's
capacity by 2,280 seats a month. The airline serves Honolulu with
daily flights from Los Angeles; Houston; Newark, N.J., and
ALL SEVEN MAJOR AIRPORTS in Hawaii supporting
jet service are open for service following the FAA shutdown Sept.
11. Approximately 36,000 visitors were stranded in Hawaii Sept. 11
and 12 when all flights were stopped from entering or leaving
Hawaii, according to Bob Fishman, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism
PEARL HARBOR-AREA military attractions reopened
last week with new security guidelines. The USS Arizona Memorial,
the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the USS Bowfin and Pacific
Submarine Museum were closed following the terrorist attacks Sept.
11. The Arizona Memorial does not allow bags or backpacks. Still
cameras are allowed but video recorders are not. The Battleship
Missouri, the Bowfin and the Pacific Submarine Museum do not allow
bags or backpacks, but they do allow video cameras and still