Thank you to everyone who were concerned about my family when they heard the news that Aloha Airlines will probably cease operations at the end of Monday’s work day.
Thankfully, DH and I do not work for them but we have many friends and family who do. It’s a sad day for everyone especially since they only announced they were filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection 2 weeks ago. No one, especially the 1900 employees, even imagined they would find themselves without a job so soon. No one had time to react let alone start looking for a way to survive financially. Our neighbors who both work for Aloha recently had a baby and purchased a brand new home. I don’t know what they’ll do now.
Aloha Airlines has been flying between the islands and to the West Coast for the last 61 years. They have a proud history in the islands and it just won’t be the same without them. My father worked there for 40 years so I’ve pretty much grown up with Aloha. It was because of them that we were able to travel so much and made me decide on a career in the travel industry.
My prayers go out to all the families affected by this sad event.
Comment Spotlight by Sheila of Go Visit Hawaii:
Kailani - I’m so glad you and your husband aren’t directly effected by this bad news. Like you, I never thought operations would cease so quickly. I feel so bad for the Aloha employees and all the extended suppliers and network whose jobs depended on the airline. It’s a sad day for Hawaii and for those who love Hawaii.