Mahalo Air

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Mahalo Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations1997
HubsHonolulu International Airport
HeadquartersHonolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu
Mahalo Air ATR 42 in 1995

Mahalo Air was an airline that provided inter-island service within the state of Hawaii between 1993 and 1997. The airline started service on October 4, 1993, using Fokker F27 turboprop aircraft operated by Empire Airlines while awaiting its own certification. On May 31, 1994, the agreement with Empire ran out, shutting down the airline. In October of that year, the airline resumed operations with its own certificate, using new ATR-42 turboprops. During the summer of 1997, the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and ceased operations on September 2. The airline was headquartered in Honolulu.[1]



Mahalo Air Fleet[2][3]
Aircraft Total Passengers
Fokker F27-500 3 Operated by Empire Airlines
Replaced by ATR-42
ATR-42-300 8 0/48
ATR-42-320 5 0/44


  1. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 22–28, 1995. 76.
  2. ^ "ATR 42/72 in Mahalo Air history". Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  3. ^ "Fokker F27 Production list" (ZIP, XLS). 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2008-01-18.

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