The emphatically lower-case airline go!, a subsidiary of Mesa Airlines and a survivor of the brutal Hawaiian interisland fare wars, has announced a tentative code-share agreement with Island Air.
That means go! will sell seats on Island Air flights, although it’s not clear yet how the flights will be labeled. A similar agreement between go! and Mokulele Airlines fell apart after Mokulele formed a partnership with Republic Airways.
Island Air flies de Havilland Dash-8 turboprops and go! flies Bombardier regional jets.
Things are certainly shaking out in the skies over Hawaii. Mokulele is financiallly shaky at the moment, which could leave Hawaiian Airlines as the only real competitor to go!.
In a recent press release, go! announced a 33 percent increase in traffic in January 2009 over January 2008, but did not mention that during that time the fare war it instigated drove Aloha Airlines out of business.