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Take Two: Regarding the Alaska and Hawaiian Merger

Take Two: Regarding the Alaska and Hawaiian Merger

A biweekly review of commercial flight

In this second episode on the Alaska-Hawaiian merger, Helwing, Vinay, and Rohan take another look at Alaska Air Group's plans to buy Hawaiian Airlines, in what could be the next instance of consolidation among US airlines.

The crew discusses how, over the past ten years, Hawaiian has undergone significant changes in its long-haul network. They also talk about how Southwest made a notable entrance into the Hawaiian Islands and how Alaska Airlines took over and subsequently discontinued some routes previously operated by Virgin America.

Finally, they consider how Alaska Airlines had codeshare agreements with various airlines both before and after its entrance into the oneworld alliance, how the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America faced scrutiny, and how there were concerns about potential slot divestments, specifically in airports such as JFK or HND.

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Hosted by: Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara

Produced by: Helwing Villamizar

Music: Fesliyan Studios

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The Airways Podcast
The Airways Podcast, hosted by Airways Digital Editor Helwing Villamizar and aviation analysts Rohan Anand and Vinay Bhaskara, is a bimonthly show that covers the latest news and updates from the commercial aviation industry.
In each episode, we have discussions with guests and conduct a featured interview with a notable figure in the industry to gain insights into their plans, goals, and challenges. We also explore topics such as industry trends and recent developments, and analyze their impact on the commercial aviation sector.