Hawaiian, Go Airlines Settle Dispute

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A lawsuit between Hawaiian Airlines and go! Airlines' parent company, is over.

Hawaiian Airlines and Mesa Air group settle a dispute over interisland service.

Hawaiian sued Mesa, alleging they misused company secrets.

Under the terms of the settlement, Mesa did not admit any wrongdoing, but must pay Hawaiian $52 million.

"This settlement is the last chapter in the legal dispute over Mesa's misuse of Hawaiian's confidential information," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's President and CEO.  "We were delighted with the award of damages and this settlement."

The agreement does not stop Mesa's go! Airlines from flying in the future.

In response to the continuing increase in operating costs, Hawaiian announced, beginning Thursday, interisland one-way fares, will increase $5 to $20.

Hawaiian will also begin assessing passengers a $25 fee each way for checking in a second piece of luggage beginning June 10.