Aloha's Cargo Keeps Flying

Aloha Airlines and Saltchuk Resources have reached an agreement for the purchase of the Hawaiian airline's cargo operations.

Aloha, which announced in late March it would close down operations, had formed a tentative agreement to keep cargo services active. Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources has now reached an agreement to purchase the cargo operations for an undisclosed sum.

The cargo operation had employed 300 and was responsible for transporting 85% of the inter-island air cargo moves. It had operated six Boeing 737-200F aircraft.

The operation will be renamed Aloha Air Cargo. The US Bankruptcy Court-appointed trustee will oversee the cargo operations until May 14th when the purchase is expected to be completed.

Saltchuk currently owns and operates Hawaiian Tug and Barge which provides inter-island shipping.

Aloha Airlines Shuts Down (4/3/2008)
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