HONOLULU (AP) – A new airline is being formed to provide daily flights to
Honolulu from Portland and San Diego.
Airline Partner Associates, based in
Portland, Ore., plans to do business as Trans Pacific Airlines. It will use two
widebody DC-10-30 jets.
One of the founding partners, Alan Lidow of Los
Angeles, said the company has experienced airline executives working with it
and has lined up financial backing.
The startup of the airline, which will
be based in Honolulu, is certain, Lidow said.
The other owners are Brian T.
Weathers, a Salem, Ore., travel agent and cruise organizer, and Philip E.
Boucher of Los Angeles, a former Trans World Airlines and Gray Line tours
executive who now is in the business of ocean tours and at-sea
The two Honolulu-based interisland carriers also provide flights
to the Mainland.
Hawaiian has flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Portland and Seattle, while Aloha flies between Hawaii and Oakland, Calif.