Fare Wars Prompt Aloha Airlines' Ch. 11 Filing

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two years after emerging from bankruptcy, Aloha Airlines Inc. has again filed for Chapter 11, claiming predatory pricing by rival Mesa Air Group Inc. limited Aloha’s ability to generate sufficient revenue.

In a voluntary petition filed Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii, Honolulu-based Aloha and its two parent companies claimed Mesa’s go! airline offered competing flights between the Hawaiian islands for “below-market and below-cost fares,” depleting Aloha’s ability to draw customers in the face of rising fuel costs and a challenging...
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