November 14, 2007
Go! Celebrates Its 1,000,000th Passenger With Tadd Fujikawa and Its $29* ‘Thanks a Million!’ Fare Sale
HONOLULU, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- go!, Hawai'i's Low Fare Airline, today flew its 1,000,000th passenger and marked the milestone with a vibrant celebration at Honolulu International Airport. Hawai'i's rising golf star, Tadd Fujikawa, joined go! customers and employees as the Master of Ceremonies. This afternoon the millionth passenger was named onboard go!'s 12:30pm flight from Kona to Honolulu. The recipient, Queenie Ventura Dowsett, of Waimea, Hawai'i, was spectacularly greeted on arrival in Honolulu with a gift of one million go!Miles and a $200 gift certificate to the restaurant of her choice. Queenie remarked afterward, "I love go!, competition is good for Hawai'i and we need go! here." Queenie, a loyal go! customer, is a long time resident and rancher from the Big Island and was in Honolulu to attend the International Waikiki Hula Conference.
"Flying our 1,000,000th customer today is an outstanding and very special milestone for us," said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO. "go! has received incredible support over the past year and a half as our low fares enabled the friends, families and business people of Hawai'i to travel affordably and more frequently throughout the islands. We look forward to welcoming our next million customers as we continue to serve the people of Hawai'i with our Aloha spirit and market-leading low fares," he continued.go! also announced it has begun its "Thanks a Million!" sale in celebration of its 1,000,000th passenger. Starting Wednesday, November 14, 2007 go! began offering one-way fares as low as $29*. The latest special fare from Hawai'i's interisland market leader is valid for travel from Monday, November 19, 2007 through January 31, 2008, excluding certain holiday blackout dates. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm Hawaii Standard Time, on Friday, November 16, 2007. These tickets are nonrefundable and changes can be made for a fee of $20 plus any applicable difference in airfare.
"Flying 1,000,000 passengers in such a short period of time is a testament to the need in Hawai'i for high quality, low cost, interisland transportation," said Joe Bock, go! Chief Marketing Officer. "In addition to our five primary markets, we've recently added the islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i to our go!Express network, operated by Mokulele Airlines, and our passengers can look forward to the further growth of our services throughout Hawai'i," he added.
This outstanding special fare is only available on go!'s website at http://www.iflygo.com/.
go! operates approximately 60 flights a day from its Honolulu hub to Lihue, Kahului, Kona, and Hilo using a fleet of state-of-the-art Bombardier CRJ-200 jets outfitted with comfortable leather interiors and no middle seats!
go! recently extended its route network with the launch of go!Express, operated under a code share agreement with Hawaii-based Mokulele Airlines. The new service adds Lana'i City, Lana'i, Kapalua, Maui and Ho'olehua, Moloka'i to the list of Hawai'i communities with access to go!'s market-leading low fares.
Passengers who register for the go!Miles frequent flyer program are able to earn go!Miles redeemable for future travel and can receive 500 free miles by registering online. go!Miles members also receive advance notice of fare sales and other specials, so sign up at iflygo.com today! Additional information is available and tickets can be booked online at iflygo.com or by calling toll free 1-888-IFLYGO2.
go! has also launched go!Drive, go!Vacations and go!Active, selling interisland fly/drive packages, mainland to Hawai'i holiday packages and exciting recreational activities through its website. Visitors to the site can choose from a variety of activities and low-cost Hawai'i vacations with options to visit one or any number of Hawaiian island destinations.
Mesa Air Group, Inc. currently operates 184 aircraft with over 1,100 daily system departures to 184 cities, 45 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. Mesa operates as Delta Connection, US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreement with Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines. In June 2006 Mesa launched interisland Hawai'i service as go!. This operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Lihue, Kahului, Kona, and Hilo. The Company founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees and was awarded Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine in 1992 and 2005. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners.
*Restrictions: Special fares are only available online at iflygo.com. Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for a fee of $20 per person plus any applicable difference in airfare. Fares do not include September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Excise Tax of $3.40 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. Special fares valid on flights operated by Mesa Airlines doing business as go!. Fares are not valid on go!Express flights operated by Mokulele Airlines. Tickets must be purchased by November 16, 2007. Fares are valid for travel from November 19, 2007 through January 31, 2008, excluding certain holiday blackout dates when the special fares are not valid. Blackout dates for this special fare are November 21-25, and December 21-25 and December 28-January 1. This special fare applies to flights to or from Honolulu. Special fares may be combined for $58 one-way travel between neighbor islands. This special fare can also be combined for roundtrip travel between neighbor islands. Other restrictions may apply.
CONTACT: Jonathan Ornstein, +1-602-685-4010, for go!
Web site: http://www.iflygo.com/http://www.mesa-air.com/