Go! Airlines is pau (over). They announced today they’ll leave Hawaii effective April 1. This comes as no surprise as the company had poor reviews, a small fleet, and offered little competition to Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air. They began flying inter-island in 2006.
We still remember flying inter-island for $3 on Go! when they first started service. In more recent years we opted not to fly Go! The airline wasn’t very popular with Hawaii residents and relied heavily on selling flights through online travel agencies. They were also mired in controversy from the outset and often mentioned in terms of being a part of the failure of much loved Aloha Airlines.
Last June, Go! was in talks to be acquired by Island Air, although that never came to pass. It then seemed only a matter of time until Go! folded. Owner Mesa Airlines indicated they will move their fleet to the mainland for more profitable routes.
If you are booked on Go! between April 1 and June 30 you will either be booked on Hawaiian Airlines or can receive a refund if you cannot be accommodated. If your flight is for after June 30, you will receive a refund.