3 Apr 2007

No evidence Hawaiian airlines' fares suppressing passenger traffic - says DOT

11:04 am on 3 April 2007

The United States Department of Transportation, or DOT, says the federal agency could not find evidence that Hawaiian Airlines' fares are suppressing passenger traffic on the Honolulu-Pago Pago route.

The American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono has asked DOT to examine whether fares of Hawaiian Airlines may have unduly suppressed passenger levels.

Governor Togiola has long argued that Hawaiian fares are much higher in the Pago Pago market.

But DOT said that Pago Pago fares were lower compared to two other markets.