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Air Canada to launch flights to Atlantic City

Air Canada (Montreal) has announced it is launching nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz Aviation (Halifax), will offer four roundtrips trips a week beginning May 22, 2015.

Air Canada’s service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated four days a week from May 22 to September 7, 2015, using a 74-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (marketed as the Q400) C-GGND (msn 4394) arrives at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

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Island Air adds a 30th Anniversary logo

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura. A close-up of Bombardier DHC-8-103 N829EX (msn 146) at Honolulu showing the new sticker.

Island Air (Honolulu) has added a special 30th Anniversary logo (to the left of the forward door) to its Bombardier DHC-8-103 N829EX (msn 146).

The company was incorporated as Princeville Airways in 1980 by Colorado-based Consolidated Oil and Gas. It began scheduled services on September 9, 1980, between Honolulu and Princeville (a resort town on Kauai) using two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters. The company served the regular route between Princeville and Honolulu, primarily for Princeville Resort hotel guests.

In May 1987, Consolidated Oil and Gas sold Princeville Airways to the Aloha Air Group, the parent company of Aloha Airlines. Princeville Airways was renamed Aloha IslandAir and served the growing inter-island commuter routes that Aloha Airlines could not accommodate with its Boeing 737s. In June 1992, Aloha IslandAir registered the name of Island Air as its trade name. In 1995, newly renamed Island Air was granted FAA certification to operate larger aircraft in the islands.

Mesa Air Group ends Mokulele relationship

Island Air is the new partner for go! (Mesa Air Group). Island Air's Bombardier DHC-8-103 N809WP (msn 32) stops at Kuanakakai on Molokai. Copyright Photo: Andy Jung.

Island Air is the new partner for go! (Mesa Air Group). Island Air’s Bombardier DHC-8-103 N809WP (msn 32) stops at Kuanakakai on Molokai. Copyright Photo: Andy Jung.

Mesa Air Group (Phoenix) has elected to prematurely end its relationship with go!Express partner Mokulele Airlines (Kailua-Kona). Effective March 25, Mesa’s go! Hawaiian inter-island subsidiary will code share with Island Air (Honolulu) for feeder traffic. Republic Airways recently announced its intention to increase its share in Mokulele Airlines. The two parties are now squaring off as competitors.