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Aloha Airlines has ceased operations

Aloha Airlines ceased operations in 2008.

About Aloha Airlines

Aloha Airlines was an American airline based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company was originally founded in 1946 and began operations in 1964.

Aloha Airlines flew to many destinations including Pago Pago, Vancouver, Rarotonga, Kiritimati, Majuro, Midway, San Diego, Kailua, Oakland, Orange County, Phoenix and many others.

Formerly known as Trans-Pacific Airlines, Aloha Airlines (AQ) ventured out into the aviation industry in 1946.

The airline had an impressive collection of 22 aeroplanes including Boeing 737-200s and Douglas DC-9-30s. Aloha Airlines provided its airline services to 12 cities across Canada, the US mainland, the South Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands. Some of the main cities, covered by Aloha Airlines were Kahului, Lihue, Honolulu, Hilo, Kona and Hawaii.

Globally famous for its quality services, Aloha Airlines enjoyed a handsome share in American aviation industry. But its dream run came to an end on March 31, 2008 when Aloha Airlines closed its all passenger flight operations because of high fuel prices and competitive air fares. Subsequently, the airline filed for bankruptcy protection. Presently, Aloha Airline provides cargo flights from its base in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Codeshare Agreements

Aloha Airlines had codeshare agreements with Island Air and United Airlines.

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Destinations that Aloha Airlines flew to

Aloha Airlines flew to the following destinations at the time that it ceased operations.

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Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport, officially known as Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, is the main international airport of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

As one of the busiest airports in the United States, this airport has 6 runways and 3 terminals, with passenger traffic recently risen to 21 million per year.

Honolulu International Airport is the hub for Hawaiian Airlines, but also runs operations for many airlines including Mokulele AirlinesAlaska AirlinesAmerican AirlinesJapan Airlines, Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) and Scoot. Island Air also used to have its hub at this airport, before ceasing operations in 2017.


Aloha Airlines' fleet consisted 22 aircraft, which was mainly Boeing 737s:

  • Boeing 737-200
  • Boeing 737-700
  • Boeing 737-800