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Other than some small aircraft serving various airports in Hawaii, Hawaiian and Aloha Airlines had seen little competition for many years, .
In 1981, Mid Pacific Air entered the market with a 64 seat
NAMC YS-11 aircraft. The following seven years were difficult financially and the last flight was flown in 1988.
See more about Mid Pacific Air below.
Mid-Pacific Air introduced jets with the addition of the Focker
F-28 400 in 1985. 2 jet aircraft arrived in July of that year with hopes for more but both were sold in 1987.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin 12/23/84
Editorial Honolulu Star--Bulletin - March 4, 1982
photo credit Geoff Goodall
photo credit Kurt Kolb
The old wooden Lockheed buildings can be seen in the distance (south ramp)
The old wooden Lockheed building is gone, leaving the FAA hangar sitting alone.
photo credit Bruce Highland
photo credit Mel Lawrence
photo credit AirNikon
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