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February 23, 2001
Paul Clinton JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT -- Pressing ahead with plans to initiate Hawaiian flights into Orange County, Aloha Airlines announced Thursday that service would begin at John Wayne Airport on May 1. But the announcement may be premature. The airline said it would begin two flights, one to Honolulu and one to Las Vegas, from the airport. Aloha representatives also said the carrier would add a second Hawaiian flight, between John Wayne and Maui, on June 1. "We're working with the airport to finalize the details," Aloha spokeswoman Julie King said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | January 14, 2009
Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was down nearly 10% in 2008 from the previous year, numbers released Wednesday show. About 8.9 million passengers passed through John Wayne in 2008, compared with about 9.9 million in 2007, the statistics show. “The market has a way of taking care of some problems,” said Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Concerned about airport growth and the noisy passenger jets, residents who live around John Wayne have long lobbied to keep passenger levels at or below 10.8 million.
NEWS
April 2, 2004
No direct-to-D.C. flights for Aloha Airlines Local congressmen and other travelers to the nation's capital will have to continue changing planes or flying out of Los Angeles, since Aloha Airlines wasn't granted a request for direct flights from John Wayne Airport to Reagan National Airport. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced Thursday that nine airlines were selected for new or additional service out of the Washington, D.C., airport, but the only one to get approval for West Coast flights was Alaska Airlines, which will add a daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles as well as one from Seattle.
NEWS
June 2, 2001
Aloha Airlines has added a flight from John Wayne Airport to Kahului, Maui, a month after initiating service to Honolulu. The first flight to Maui departed at 8:50 a.m. Friday from the airport's Gate 7. In a ceremony replaying the earlier festivities, the flight was blessed by a Hawaiian priest. Hula dancers also shimmied across the terminal carpet in front of the gate. Aloha began service at the airport May 1 with flights to Honolulu and Las Vegas.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Aloha Airlines to fly to Kona from JWA On Thursday, Aloha Airlines announced it would begin nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Kona, on the island of Hawaii, beginning July 2. To introduce the new service, Aloha will offer a $399 round-trip fare until July 31. The fare does not include an $18.50 fuel surcharge and $10 Sept. 11 security fee. Aloha already runs three daily fights out of Orange County. The airline flies daily to Honolulu and Maui, as well as Phoenix.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
Deepa Bharath The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved one-year leases for Aloha Airlines -- a decision that will ease the tension of more than 6,000 passengers who have already booked tickets on Aloha's direct flights from John Wayne Airport beginning May 1. "We're delighted," said Glenn Zander, President and CEO of Aloha Airlines. "And we're glad that it's 5-0." The issue was on shaky ground a few weeks ago when Todd Spitzer and Tom Wilson, whose 5th District includes Newport Beach and other South County cities fighting an El Toro airport, said they would oppose the leases if the county pursued shifting the airport's two cargo flights to an airport at the former El Toro Marine base.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2010
Continental Airlines will begin flights from John Wayne Airport to Oahu and Maui on Sunday, starting the first non-stop service to the islands since Aloha Airlines went bankrupt and shut down in 2008. Travelers will have four flights per week to Maui’s Kahului Airport, with plans to increase the service to daily this summer. Continental will also fly once daily from Orange County to Honolulu International Airport. These new flights are part of an expansion of the airline’s Hawaii service — it is also adding a daily flight from LAX to Maui.
NEWS
May 9, 2001
Talk about your Mickey Mouse promotions. Aloha Airlines, which just had its first flight from John Wayne Airport to Honolulu, announced the start, to the press at least, by sending out Mickey Mouse Club ears with an attached little note. "We're all ears when it comes to providing our customers with the creature comforts of home," reads the note, which comes directly from "your friends at Aloha Airlines." It doesn't say anything about our buddies giving us more legroom or what the increase in gas prices will do to the cost of that ticket from here to Hawaii.
NEWS
April 26, 2012
Beginning Monday, United Airlines will be end flights between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Honolulu, Hawaii, due to a decrease in demand. Some pre-booked flights in June between the two destinations will be the exception. United Airlines spokesman Mike Trevino said that this particular route began in March 2010, just before the onset of a merger in October of that year between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The merger operated as United Continental Corp. until last month, when the Federal Aviation Administration awarded United Airlines with a single operating certificate.
NEWS
January 13, 2001
Paul Clinton JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT -- Looking for an opening in the Orange County travel market, Aloha Airlines has requested daily flights between John Wayne Airport and the Hawaiian Islands. The carrier formally requested two daily flights to the islands of Oahu and Maui in a Dec. 7 letter to the airport, but the move has been in the works since June. At that time, the airline qualified a Boeing 737-700 for use under the airport's noise rules. Aloha also requested at least one flight to Las Vegas.
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By Anh Do | December 19, 2013
Orange County is offering more than $1 million in incentives to airlines willing to make direct flights to Hawaii, Mexico and Washington, D.C., out of John Wayne Airport. The last flight to Hawaii out of Orange County was in 2010, the year Continental Airlines pulled out of the market. John Wayne has never had direct service to the nation's capital. Orange County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a package of $1.3 million in incentives and rent discounts to entice airlines.
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NEWS
April 26, 2012
Beginning Monday, United Airlines will be end flights between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Honolulu, Hawaii, due to a decrease in demand. Some pre-booked flights in June between the two destinations will be the exception. United Airlines spokesman Mike Trevino said that this particular route began in March 2010, just before the onset of a merger in October of that year between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The merger operated as United Continental Corp. until last month, when the Federal Aviation Administration awarded United Airlines with a single operating certificate.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2010
Continental Airlines will begin flights from John Wayne Airport to Oahu and Maui on Sunday, starting the first non-stop service to the islands since Aloha Airlines went bankrupt and shut down in 2008. Travelers will have four flights per week to Maui’s Kahului Airport, with plans to increase the service to daily this summer. Continental will also fly once daily from Orange County to Honolulu International Airport. These new flights are part of an expansion of the airline’s Hawaii service — it is also adding a daily flight from LAX to Maui.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | January 14, 2009
Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was down nearly 10% in 2008 from the previous year, numbers released Wednesday show. About 8.9 million passengers passed through John Wayne in 2008, compared with about 9.9 million in 2007, the statistics show. “The market has a way of taking care of some problems,” said Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Concerned about airport growth and the noisy passenger jets, residents who live around John Wayne have long lobbied to keep passenger levels at or below 10.8 million.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | July 28, 2008
Traffic at John Wayne Airport has dropped significantly over the last six months, but Newport Beach’s airport consultant Richard Cox told city officials Monday that they shouldn’t let their guard down. For the past few years John Wayne has continued to set records for the number of passengers who fly out of the airport annually. The airport hosted almost 10 million travelers last year, and many anti-expansion activists worried John Wayne would exceed its 10.8 million passenger limit, set in a settlement agreement with the city of Newport Beach and some local groups, before the expiration of the agreement.
BUSINESS
By Brianna Bailey | June 27, 2008
High fuel costs and a sluggish economy have meant deep service cuts at John Wayne Airport this year, but airport officials say several airlines are waiting in the wings to begin flights to and from Orange County — including the possibility of routes from the international carrier Air Canada. Several airlines have already cut flights from the Orange County air travel hub, and more have announced plans to slash service. Passenger numbers at John Wayne were down by 7.6% for 2008 from a year ago in May, according to airport officials.
NEWS
April 2, 2004
No direct-to-D.C. flights for Aloha Airlines Local congressmen and other travelers to the nation's capital will have to continue changing planes or flying out of Los Angeles, since Aloha Airlines wasn't granted a request for direct flights from John Wayne Airport to Reagan National Airport. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced Thursday that nine airlines were selected for new or additional service out of the Washington, D.C., airport, but the only one to get approval for West Coast flights was Alaska Airlines, which will add a daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles as well as one from Seattle.
NEWS
March 10, 2004
Alicia Robinson Two local congressmen are pushing the Department of Transportation to approve a request from Aloha Airlines to add direct flights from Washington, D.C. to John Wayne Airport. Rep. Chris Cox, who has to change planes when he flies between the capital and his district three times a month, is backing the airline's request for four of 12 available slots at Washington Reagan National Airport. He was joined in his support by the entire Orange County congressional delegation, including Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who said he got up at 5 a.m. Tuesday to catch an 8 a.m. flight out of Los Angeles.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Aloha Airlines to fly to Kona from JWA On Thursday, Aloha Airlines announced it would begin nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Kona, on the island of Hawaii, beginning July 2. To introduce the new service, Aloha will offer a $399 round-trip fare until July 31. The fare does not include an $18.50 fuel surcharge and $10 Sept. 11 security fee. Aloha already runs three daily fights out of Orange County. The airline flies daily to Honolulu and Maui, as well as Phoenix.
NEWS
June 2, 2001
Aloha Airlines has added a flight from John Wayne Airport to Kahului, Maui, a month after initiating service to Honolulu. The first flight to Maui departed at 8:50 a.m. Friday from the airport's Gate 7. In a ceremony replaying the earlier festivities, the flight was blessed by a Hawaiian priest. Hula dancers also shimmied across the terminal carpet in front of the gate. Aloha began service at the airport May 1 with flights to Honolulu and Las Vegas.
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