New this morning, First Hawaiian Bank posts a first quarter profit of 56.5 million dollars, up 6 percent. First Hawaiian reports deposits up 10 percent and lending up more than 6 percent.
Hawaiian Airlines posts a 26 million profit for the winter quarter. Cheaper fuel and strong demand offset unfavorable currency exchange rates and greater competition from mainland carriers.
Hotel occupancy eases to shoulder season levels; Kauai 67, Big Island 71, Maui percent full, but Oahu actually rises to 81 percent occupancy, in line with L.A. and Orlando.
Kona Brewing Company is expanding. The company is investing in a new 15 million dollar brewery that will expand its production capacity to 100,000 barrels a year. No site for the facility yet.
Alaska Airlines today launches its own app for the Apple Watch. The single coolest feature? When you're walking through an airport to catch a connecting flight, it tells you how long the walk will take.
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