from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, involving, or connecting two or more islands: interisland competition; interisland ferries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Between islands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Between islands; belonging in common to several islands.
But Mokulele last month announced it would expand its interisland service through a venture with Indianapolis-based Republic Airways.
The company blamed "unfair competition" by go! airlines, whose June 2006 entry into the interisland market kicked off a price war in which the cost of travel to the Neighbor Islands dropped by about half to $39.
Hawaiian, the state's largest airline, said it will increase its daily passenger seat count on interisland flights by 42%, or 6,000 seats per day.
For interisland travelers, Aloha's departure means the loss of an estimated 88,000 seats per week.
In a news release yesterday, Lingle said the state will ask federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King not to approve the shutdown of Aloha's interisland and transpacific flight operations.
Tearful employees said they were shocked yesterday morning when they got the memo from Aloha CEO David Banmiller, saying they would no longer operate the airline's 700 weekly interisland flights and 120 flights to the West Coast.
Hawaiian and go! said they plan to keep interisland fares at $49 at least until April 7.
The state's No. 2 airline succumbed to a fierce, two-year interisland fare war and a rapid rise in jet fuel prices.
Finally, at 5:00 p.m., Father and some 550 other remaining Americans—diplomats, businessmen, journalists and missionaries—boarded the 3,000-ton Carina, an interisland ferry that had never sailed farther from Athens than Crete.
Aloha cited the soaring cost of fuel and an interisland fare war, trigged by the entrance of go! airlines, when it filed for bankruptcy protection, a move that was meant to buy the company time while it restructured.
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