RAA 06 Convention Report: Ornstein bullish on Go! following June 9 launch

Aviation International News » July 2006
September 15, 2006, 7:28 AM

Mesa Air Group CEO Jonathan Ornstein reported that load factors at his new inter-island Hawaiian market entrant dubbed Go! “significantly exceeded…expectations” during its first week of operation. Offering $19 introductory fares, Go! launched service with a pair of Bombardier CRJ200s on June 9 from Honolulu to Kona, Maui and Kauai, firing its first salvos in a fare war that saw rival Aloha Airlines give away 1,000 tickets. Most recently, Go! announced that its original $39 promotional fare would become part of its permanent fare structure in a bid to compete with the high-speed Hawaii Superferry, due to set sail next year. Last month Go! planned to nearly double its service, to 31 daily round trips, starting June 30, as it increased the size of its CRJ fleet to five.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.