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Alaska Airlines to acquire Hawaiian

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Earlier today, December 3rd, 2023, Seattle Washington based Alaska Airlines announced it has agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $18s per stock share at an estimated value of approximately 1.9 billion Dollars. The 2 airlines coming together will better serve its western and pacific region destinations. In an earlier news release, Hawaiian airlines is quoted saying “The combined airline will maintain both industry-leading Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines brands while integrating into a… (www.youtube.com) More...

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captrags80
Did anyone else read/hear the comment that they are going to keep the operations separate??
SymphonicPoet
David Ackerman 3
I saw it. And I can believe it to a point, but only to a point. I could believe it will last for five years maybe, but I expect that if the merger goes through the pressure to combine operations will increase with time, as the fleets, training, and personnel gradually become more similar over time, thanks to the same parent company running both. I'm no airline insider, just a composer who takes pictures of planes sometimes, but I'd put down money that sooner or later they'll merge the operations to make booking more seamless and to make managing everything easier. I'd be completely shocked if they're still managing them separately twenty years from now. Mind you, all of this is predicated on the government signing off on the thing, which . . . probably? To my mind the most interesting question is what happens to Spirit and JetBlue if this goes through, but their marriage doesn't. (I really want to see the Spirit/JetBlue merger happen for entirely selfish reasons. We have service from Spirit locally, for which I have no use at all, but not JetBlue, which sounds . . . intriguing. Potentially useful to me.)
jimjallen
Jim Allen 2
The Pan Am of the West Coast 😂
AirplaneC
C J 3
They JUST got rid of the last of the Virgin America A320 family aircraft in favor of fleet simplicity...and now this. Am I missing something or does this seem insane?
bdjam
Brian James 3
They probably will sell off the Airbus planes that Hawaiian has and will equip with 737s so they can continue to be all Boeing. Hawaiian is replacing their A330s with 787-9s...but I bet that Alaska will have the A321s on the block sooner rather than later.
Nooge
Nooge 0
Buy American
coasterjoe
coasterjoe 2
That was the first thing i thought of.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
That is a suprise... that is one merger that I didn't see coming!
AirplaneC
C J 1
"Hawaiian is replacing their A330's"...even the ones that they just received from Amazon??? Even if they do move to an all Boeing fleet across both brands, the acquisition of Virgin America has largely been viewed unfavorably because of the massive costs they took on to gain west coast market share, and then didn't capture it. This seems like another high cost/low return choice to me.
surzur
Ken Pritchard 3
it allows them to move into the Asian market such as the profitable Tokyo-Honolulu route. Their real competitor is not Hawaiian but Delta. Once they acquire Hawaiian, they'll control the schedule and therefore supply. Pretty much what a Spirit Jet Blue merger is hoping to achieve. The sweet spot is how many flights will generate how much profit. Expect only Alaska Boeings on the US routes.

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Nooge
Nooge 3
Russian trolls wish their war mongering dictatorship could build planes

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The remarks from Rostec, a vast state corporation headed by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin that includes Russia's only manufacturer of civil aircraft,

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