Court Rejects Mesa's Counterclaim Against Hawaiian

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Faris on Friday rejected Mesa Air Group's antitrust counterclaim against Hawaiian Airlines. According to Hawaiian, this clears the way for a trial on Hawaiian's claims against Mesa for breach of contract and misuse of proprietary information. Faris has set September 25, 2007 as the opening trial date for the lawsuit. In related news, Mesa's Hawaii division, Go!, launched an inter-island fare sale with one-way fares starting at $29 for travel through January 31, 2007 between Honolulu (HNL) and Lihue (LIH), Kauai; Kahului (OGG), Maui; and Kona (KOA) and Hilo (ITO) on the Big Island. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 18, Hawaii time. Hawaiian and Aloha have matched.

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