Island Air, mired in the battle for regional airline supremacy in Hawaii (ATW, December 2006), announced a restructuring that includes cutting 65 employees, reducing its fleet by two aircraft and cutting five routes from its network. Along with Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines, Island has been engaged in a struggle for market share since the arrival in June of low-cost Mesa Air Group subsidiary go!. "I want to emphasize that these were not easy decisions for me and my team to make," ...

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