HONOLULU – Sep. 22, 2006 - Hawaiian Airlines issued the following statement in response to the new $19 interisland fare announced today by Mesa:

“Mesa's retribution against employees for speaking out with this ‘Hero' fare is as appalling as it is revealing. Everyone knows that $19 won't be the long-term price of interisland air travel. Evidence of Mesa's true motives was revealed in court last week and while Mesa has done much in the news media to obscure that evidence, they didn't refute it in court. If it wasn't clear to everyone before, it should be now that Mesa is trying to eliminate competition in Hawaii.”

Mark Dunkerley
President & CEO
Hawaiian Airlines