New airline plans Honolulu flights from Portland and San Diego

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

weddings.

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.

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