Operator News / by Erik Johannesson

Island Air Hawaii Shuts Down

Hawaiian intrastate carrier Island Air yesterday announced that it would cease flying by the end of today. The company had been operating under chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since 16-Oct-2017, when lessor Elix Aviation Capital moved to repossess three Q400's for non-payment. Two other Q400's owned by Nordic Aviation Capital had already been flown back to Canada prior to the chapter 11 filing.

Nordic's N684WP is seen below taxiing at Toronto yesterday. It arrived back to NAC on 29-Sep-2017.

 Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto, ON 09-Nov-2017

Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto, ON 09-Nov-2017