Aloha Air Cargo Takes Off, Adding Two Brand-New Aircraft to Fleet

The varied fleet will provide enhanced efficiency and value for interisland shipments

HONOLULU (December 3, 2010) — Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s leading air-freight carrier, announced today the expansion of its fleet of aircraft, with the purchase of two new, Turbo-prop Saab 340 planes. Increasing its fleet to a total of six interisland carriers, the new additions will offer an expanded portfolio of products for the transport of goods and allow the company to provide greater efficiency and flight flexibility for its customers.

As a leader in aviation and air cargo transportation, Aloha Air Cargo is continually taking strides to improve its services and remain at the forefront of innovation in the air-freight carrier industry. The addition of these two Saab 340 planes is an early illustration of Aloha’s overall vision for efficient company growth.

This mix of large and small aircraft will be available in the second quarter of 2011 and allow Aloha Air Cargo to optimize its fleet combination, while also promoting more value for shippers who have varying shipping needs.

Aloha Air Cargo offers a number of unique services such as Aloha Same Day, Overnight, and FlexShip including shipping of: animals and high-value items, plus perishable and dangerous goods. Carrying nearly 70 percent of the total interisland air-freight, monthly operations include approximately 1,000 departures to or from every major airport destination within the state of Hawaii, including: Honolulu, Kahului, Lihue, Hilo and Kona. Aloha Air Cargo is committed to meeting any cargo need with the care and attention that it has provided to its customers for more than two decades.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 1-888-94-ALOHA (25642) or visit

About Aloha Air Cargo

Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. Having served Hawaii residents and businesses since 1985, it became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.

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