AVIATION: Dogfight Over Hawaii

To the Civil Aeronautics Board last week, the actions of Hawaiian Airlines were little short of outrageous. The CAB flatly accused the airline of using its Government subsidy money to try to throttle competition from smaller Trans-Pacific Airlines in the rich short-haul market around the Hawaiian Islands. To call a halt, the board overruled the recommendation of its examiner and cut back H.A.L.'s requested $1,300,000 mail pay for 1955 by 85%, leaving only $187,000.

On the face of it, CAB's anger seemed justified; the airline situation in Hawaii is indeed in a...

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