Angry Judge Questions Plan To Take Over Aloha Name

Speaking of Hawaii, the plan to sell the Aloha airlines name to the company that drove it out of business didn’t get much sympathy from a judge in Honolulu.

Judge Lloyd King questioned the sensitivity of the deal involving Mesa airlines, its go! subsidiary and the former Aloha investor that is offering to sell the company name, according to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

“How about all the people whose lives were devastated in this case?” King asked. “Doesn’t that count? Is it just the money?”

About 2,000 Aloha employees lost their jobs when the airline went bankrupt after an agressive fare war waged by Phoenix-based Mesa.


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