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Howzit Howard: Go Airlines

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Go says it will launch Lanai services on May 20th for forty-nine dollars one way. Go was founded as a direct competitor to Hawaii and and Aloha on the four bread-and-butter interisland routes, but muscling Aloha to the sidelines simply sent more business to Hawaiian. Now Go is fighting with secondary carriers on smaller routes.

A remarkable statement from the chairman of All-Nippon Airways. Shinichiro Ito says if he can't get an affordable base of operations in Japan, he'll look elsewhere, maybe Hong Kong.

The president of the  Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii says he's surprised two out of five people responding to a Honolulu Advertiser poll saw no point in spending millions hosting the APEC meeting when money is tight. Jim Tollefson said it's a once in a life opportunity to brand Hawaii as a serious meeting venue.

Sales and marketing executives international will honor their salesperson of the year award tonight at the Sheraton Waikiki. But a brother and sister will share it - Steven Ai and Carol Ai, of City Mill.

A gay-friendly cruise company plans a cruise to Hawaii. RSVP Cruises will book the Pride of America for an eight-day cruise starting from Aloha Tower on October 30th. There will be overnight stops on Maui and Kauai.

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