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Alaska Airlines to acquire Hawaiian

photo_camera Combined fleet will now have 365 aircraft

Alaska Airlines’ parent company is to acquire Hawaiian Airlines in a transaction valued at approximately $1.9bn, inclusive of $0.9 billion of Hawaiian Airlines net debt.

Both existing brands will be retained and the new owner is keen to stress that the outcome for passengers will be positive, with more route options and integration through the oneworld alliance.

“This combination is an exciting next step in our collective journey to provide a better travel experience for our guests and expand options for West Coast and Hawai‘i travellers,” said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines CEO. “We have a longstanding and deep respect for Hawaiian Airlines, for their role as a top employer in Hawai‘i, and for how their brand and people carry the warm culture of aloha around the globe. Our two airlines are powered by incredible employees, with 90+ year legacies and values grounded in caring for the special places and people that we serve. I am grateful to the more than 23,000 Alaska Airlines employees who are proud to have served Hawai‘i for over 16 years, and we are fully committed to investing in the communities of Hawai‘i and maintaining robust Neighbor Island service that Hawaiian Airlines travellers have come to expect. We look forward to deepening this stewardship as our airlines come together, while providing unmatched value to customers, employees, communities and owners.”

 

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