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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hawaiian Air repeats as best on time

Advertiser Staff

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Hawaiian Airlines got its planes into the air quicker than any other airline last year, its sixth straight on-time trophy.

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For the sixth year in a row, Hawaiian Airlines has the airline industry's best on-time record, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The airline also said it also had the fewest flight cancellations and was second best for baggage handling for the year.

Hawaiian said that 92.1 percent of all of its 2009 flights were on schedule and that flight cancellations accounted for 0.2 percent of all departures last year. The company averaged 1.90 mishandled baggage for every 1,000 passengers in 2009.


Servco Pacific said Toyota's recall of certain 2010 Tacoma 4WD trucks affects just 73 of the vehicles sold in Hawai'i.

Toyota is recalling the trucks for what it termed "a possible crack in the joint portion of the front propeller shaft," Servco said in a news release. The recall affects 8,000 of the trucks nationwide, Servco said.

"Customers will be notified to bring their vehicles in to their Toyota dealer or service center for an inspection and possible repair," said Mark Fukunaga, Servco chairman and chief executive officer.


Go! Mokulele Airlines said it has renewed its aircraft ground service with Aloha Contract Services at Honolulu and Hilo airports.

The contract covers full ramp handling, cabin cleaning and passenger handling services.

Go! Mokulele said it renewed the contract after receiving bids from other ground service providers.

"Go! Mokulele is seeking a high level of customer care and service and they know they can receive the same from our company," said Beti Ward, Aloha Contract Services chief executive officer.


The James Campbell Co., in collaboration with Sen. Daniel Inouye and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will host a ceremony Monday to celebrate the expansion of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku.

"Some of the last existing wild coastal wetland and dune habitats of rare and endangered animals and plants, which have been under private ownership for more than a century, will be placed in public trust as part of the expansion," according to a news release from the company.