Aloha Airlines was a Hawaiian airline headquartered in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, operating from a hub at Honolulu International Airport. Operations began on July 26, 1946, and ceased on March 31, 2008.
|Founded||July 26, 1946 (as Trans-Pacific Airlines)|
|Commenced operations||July 26, 1946|
|Ceased operations||March 31, 2008|
|Hubs||Honolulu International Airport|
|Alliance||Island Air, United Airlines|
|Subsidiaries||Aloha Air Cargo, Aloha Island Air, Aloha Pacific Air|
|Company slogan||Expect More |
|Parent company||Aloha Air Group|
|Key people||Ruddy Tongg (Co-Founder), Richard C Tongg (Co-Founder), David Banmiller (President & CEO)|
The airline was founded as charter carrier Trans-Pacific Airlines by publisher Ruddy F. Tongg, Sr. as a competitor to Hawaiian Airlines, commencing operations on July 26, 1946, with a single World War II-surplus Douglas C-47 (DC-3) on a flight from Honolulu to Maui and Hilo. The name reflected Tongg's vision of a trans-oceanic airline connecting California, Hawaii, and China. It soon earned the nickname "The Aloha Airline" and was flying four aircraft by the end of the year. Approval to operate as a scheduled airline came when President Harry S. Truman signed the certificate on February 21, 1949, with the first scheduled flight on June 6, 1949, following ceremonies held the previous day.
In 1952, the airline reported its first annual profit: $36,410.12. The airline's market share rose to 30% that year, up from 10% in 1950, the year the airline adopted the name TPA-The Aloha Airline. However, the introduction of the Convair 340 at Hawaiian Airlines halted further growth of TPA's market share for over five years. In 1958, real estate developer Hung Wo Ching, whose family held a sizable stake in the airline and following overtures by Tongg, was elected president of the airline. In November of that year, the company changed its name again, becoming Aloha Airlines. On April 15, 1959, Aloha took delivery of its first Fairchild F-27 turboprop aircraft. These aircraft were unique to Aloha, built with a stronger keel beam and thicker belly skin to satisfy concerns about ditching the high-wing aircraft. That summer, Aloha's market share jumped to 42%.
Aloha retired its last DC-3 on January 3, 1961, becoming the second airline in the United States to operate an all-turbine fleet. In 1963, the airline took delivery of two Vickers Viscounts from Austrian Airlines and soon acquired a third from Northeast Airlines. The October 1, 1964 cover of the airline's system timetable proclaimed "Hawaii's Only All Jet Power Service Between The Islands" as Aloha was operating all of its inter-island flights at this time with the Fairchild F-27 and Vickers Viscount turboprops. Soon, the airline made the move to pure jets, with its first new British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven twin jet arriving in Honolulu on April 16, 1966. The last F-27 was retired from service in June 1967. As Hawaiian Airlines took delivery of larger Douglas DC-9-30 jets, Aloha realized its smaller BAC One-Eleven series 200 aircraft, which also suffered from performance penalties at Kona International Airport, put it at a disadvantage. Aloha placed an order for two Boeing 737-200 jetliners in 1968. Named "Funbirds," the Boeing jets entered service in March 1969. The massive capacity increase hurt both airlines, and in 1970, the first of three unsuccessful merger attempts between the two rivals (the others coming in 1988 and 2001) was made. In October 1971, the airline sold its remaining Viscount 745 turboprop aircraft and became an all-jet airline.
In 1983, Aloha introduced its AlohaPass frequent flyer program. In 1984, the airline leased a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, and on May 28, inaugurated service with the aircraft between Honolulu, Guam, and Taipei under the name Aloha Pacific. The operation, however, was unable to compete with Continental Airlines, and was discontinued on January 12, 1985. In October of that year, Aloha acquired Quick-Change 737 aircraft that could be quickly converted from a passenger configuration to all-cargo freighter for nighttime cargo flights. In February 1986, Aloha began weekly flights between Honolulu and Kiritimati (Christmas Island), becoming the first airline to operate ETOPS approved B737s.
In late 1986, Ching and vice-chairman Sheridan Ing announced plans to take the company private, and it remained in the hands of the Ing and Ching families until its emergence from bankruptcy in 2006, when additional investors including The Yucaipa Cos., Aloha Aviation Investment Group, and Aloha Hawaii Investors LLC took stakes in the airline. In 1987, the airline acquired Princeville Airways, renaming Aloha IslandAir, which became known as Island Air in 1995. In 2003, Island Air was sold to Gavarnie Holding and became an independent airline.
On February 14, 2000, the airline began mainland service, flying newly delivered ETOPS certified Boeing 737-700 jetliners from Honolulu, Kahului, and Kona, Hawaii to Oakland. The carrier soon started regularly scheduled flights to and from Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento, Reno, and Las Vegas. For a short time Aloha also offered flights from Honolulu to Vancouver. In addition, the airline served the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR, now known as Bob Hope Airport) in the Los Angeles area with nonstop Boeing 737-700 service to and from Honolulu.
Aloha Airline's longest inter-island route was 216 miles, while the shortest route was a mere 62 miles. Average travel distance per inter-island flight was 133 miles. Aloha also marketed some inter-island routes served by partner Island Air, and passengers earned miles in either its own frequent flyer program, AlohaPass, or in United Airlines' Mileage Plus program.
Rising costs and an economic contraction in Japan put Aloha into a defensive position in the early 2000s, soon exacerbated by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the SARS panic of 2003, and soaring fuel prices. On December 30, 2004, Aloha Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an attempt to cut costs and remain competitive with other airlines serving Hawaii. Led by Marc Bilbao and six other Giuliani advisors in December 2004, Giuliani Partners through Giuliani Capital sold Aloha to Ronald Burkle's group of investors and also obtained a $65 million loan for the carrier. In November 2005, Giuliani renegotiated with Aloha Chief David Banmiller for Giuliani's total compensation to be increased to $2.9 million. Following approval of new labor contracts and securing additional investment from new investors, the airline emerged from bankruptcy protection on February 17, 2006. On August 30, 2006, Gordon Bethune was named Chairman of the Board.
Citing losses from a protracted fare war incited by inter-island competitor go! (operated by parent company Mesa Airlines) and high fuel prices, Aloha filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection again on March 20, 2008. Ten days later, on March 30, 2008, Aloha Airlines announced the suspension of all scheduled passenger flights, with the final day of operation to be March 31, 2008. The shutdown resulted in the layoffs of about 1,900 of the company's roughly 3,500 employees. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle asked the bankruptcy court involved to delay the shutdown of Aloha Airlines passenger services, and forcibly restore passenger service; however, federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King declined, saying the court should not interfere with business decisions.
After the shutdown of passenger operations, Aloha and its creditors sought to auction off its profitable cargo and contract services division. Pacific Air Cargo emerged as the highest bidder for the contract services division; the sale of the division to Pacific Air Cargo is currently in progress. Pacific Air Cargo will operate the division under the name Aloha Contract Services.
Several companies expressed interest in purchasing Aloha's cargo division, including Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, California-based Castle & Cooke Aviation, and Hawaii-based Kahala Capital (which included Richard Ing, a minority investor in the Aloha Air Group and member of Aloha's board of directors). However, a disagreement between cargo division bidders and Aloha's primary lender, GMAC Commercial Finance, ended with the bidders dropping out of the auction. Almost immediately afterwards, GMAC halted all funding to Aloha's cargo division, forcing all cargo operations to cease; at the same time, Aloha's board of directors decided to convert its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization filing into a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
Saltchuk Resources decided to renew its bid to purchase the cargo division at the urging of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, and a deal between Aloha and Saltchuk was struck and approved by the federal bankruptcy court, where Saltchuk would purchase the cargo division for $10.5 million. The sale was approved by federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King on May 12, 2008, with the sale expected to close two days later.
Prior to its bid for Aloha, Saltchuk Resources was already present in Hawaii through its subsidiaries Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge, Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores. The company also owns Northern Air Cargo, Alaska's largest cargo airline. A new subsidiary, Aeko Kula Inc., was set up by Saltchuk to operate Aloha Air Cargo.
In January 2011, Los Angeles-based Yucaipa Cos., the former majority shareholder of Aloha won federal Bankruptcy Court approval to buy the Aloha name and other intellectual property for $1.5 million with a stipulation that it not resell the name to Mesa Air Group, the parent of go! Mokulele. In 2009, Mesa sought to re-brand its go! planes as Aloha. But federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King stopped the name change, following impassioned pleas from former Aloha Airlines employees who largely blamed Mesa for Aloha's demise. It is unknown at this time what the future plans are for the Aloha name.
Prior to the shutdown of its passenger services on March 31, 2008, Aloha Airlines provided passenger service to/from the following destinations:
At the time the Aloha airlines ceased operations, the airline's fleet consisted of the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737–200||13||127 (-/127)||Hawaii Inter-Island|
|Boeing 737–700||8||124 (12/112)||US Mainland|
|Boeing 737–800||1||162 (12/150)||US Mainland
|Leased from Transavia from|
November 2007 – April 2008
As of March 2008, the average age of the Aloha Airlines fleet was 18.2 years.
Other jet aircraft previously operated by Aloha included the Boeing 737-300 and 737-400. According to various Aloha Airlines flight schedules which appeared in the Official Airline Guide (OAG), these aircraft were used for a short period of time on inter-island flights in Hawaii.
The airline previously operated Douglas C-47 prop aircraft followed by Fairchild F-27 and Vickers Viscount turboprop airliners. The first jet type operated by Aloha was the British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven. Aloha subsidiary Aloha Pacific operated the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 wide body jetliner.
Aloha Airlines had codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
Aeko Kula, Inc., operating as Aloha Air Cargo, is an American cargo airline headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, operating from a hub at Honolulu International Airport. Formerly part of Aloha Airlines, it became an independent cargo operator following the closure of the passenger airline in 2008.Aloha Airlines Flight 243
Aloha Airlines Flight 243 (IATA: AQ243, ICAO: AAH243) was a scheduled Aloha Airlines flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On April 28, 1988, a Boeing 737-297 serving the flight suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. There was one fatality, flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing, who was ejected from the airplane. Another 65 passengers and crew were injured. Despite the substantial damage inflicted by the decompression, and the loss of one cabin crew member, the safe landing of the aircraft established the incident as a significant event in the history of aviation, with far-reaching effects on aviation safety policies and procedures.Atlantic Gulf Airlines
Atlantic Gulf Airlines was a regional airline founded by Tom Tepper and Kerry Broaddus in Florida that began operations in October 1983. Service started with two British-manufactured Vickers Viscount four engine turboprop airliners. Atlantic Gulf was one of very few airlines in the U.S. to operate the Viscount in scheduled passenger service (Continental Airlines and United Airlines operated Viscounts during the 1960s as did Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines). The airline began with service from Miami to St. Petersburg, Florida. By early 1984, the airlines had added Convair 580 turboprops to the fleet and was operating Miami (MIA) - St. Petersburg (PIE) - Atlanta (ATL) service. The fleet grew to three Convair 580s and cities such as Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale were added to the route system.Claribel
Claribel, Clarabelle, Clarabell or Clarabel may refer to:
Claribel (1864-1929), one of the Cone sisters, socialites and noted art collectors
Claribel Kendall (1889-1965), American mathematician
Clarabelle C. B. Lansing, flight attendant and sole fatality in the Aloha Airlines Flight 243 accident
Claribel Medina (born 1961), Puerto Rican actress
Charlotte Alington Barnard (1830-1869), English poet and composer of ballads and hymns under the pseudonym Claribel
Claribel Alegría, pseudonym of Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (born 1924)Fictional characters:
Clarabelle Cow, a cartoon character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks
Clarabell the Clown, the human partner of Howdy Doody
Clarabel, from The Railway Series of children's books by the Rev. W. Awdry and the related Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends television series
Claribel, mentioned but not seen in Shakespeare's The Tempest
Clarabel Trifle, from Duncall Ball's Selby novel seriesPlaces:
Claribel, California, an unincorporated community
Claribel, original name of the city of Richmond Heights, Ohio
Claribel Creek, on the list of rivers of OhioIn the arts:
"Claribel", a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Saxonette, a soprano clarinet also known as a ClaribelOther uses:
Operation Claribel, see list of Special Operations Executive operations in World War IIDaniel K. Inouye International Airport
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA LID: HNL), also known as Honolulu International Airport, is the principal aviation gateway of the City and County of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii. It is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.The airport is named after the U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye, who represented Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. The airport is located in the Honolulu census-designated place three miles (5 km) northwest of Honolulu's central business district. Main roads leading to the airport are Nimitz Highway and the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway of Interstate H-1.
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport serves as the principal hub of Hawaiian Airlines, the largest Hawaii-based airline. It offers flights between the various airports of the Hawaiian Islands and also serves the continental United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, China, the Philippines, and South Korea. It is host to major United States and international airlines, with direct flights to North American, Asian, and Pacific Rim destinations. In addition to services to most major western cities and many smaller gateways, especially in California, the airport has succeeded in attracting long-haul services to the East Coast including the recently added destinations of Toronto–Pearson and Washington–Dulles, which have joined established services to Atlanta, New York–JFK, and Newark.
It is also the base for Aloha Air Cargo, which previously offered both passenger and cargo services under the name Aloha Airlines. This airline ceased passenger flights on March 31, 2008, and sold off its cargo services to Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc. (also owners of inter-island sea-based shipping company Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge).
In 2012, the airport handled 19,291,412 passengers, 278,145 aircraft movements and processed 412,270 metric tons of cargo. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a large-hub primary commercial service facility.Descent (aeronautics)
A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb.
Descents are part of normal procedures, but also occur during emergencies, such as rapid or explosive decompression, forcing an emergency descent to below 10,000 feet (3,000 m) and preferably below 8,000 feet (2,400 m), respectively the maximum temporary safe altitude for an unpressurized aircraft and the maximum safe altitude for extended duration.An example of explosive decompression is Aloha Airlines Flight 243. Involuntary descent might occur from a decrease in power, decreased lift (wing icing), an increase in drag, or flying in an air mass moving downward, such as a terrain induced downdraft, near a thunderstorm, in a downburst, or microburst.Emergency landing
An emergency landing is a prioritised landing made by an aircraft in response to an emergency containing an imminent or ongoing threat to the safety and operation of the aircraft or involving a sudden need for a passenger or crew on board to be on land, such as a medical emergency.
It is usually a forced diversion to the nearest or most suitable airport or airbase, in which air traffic control must prioritise and give way immediately upon the declaration of the emergency.Flight 243
Flight 243 may represent:
28 April 1988 accident on Aloha Airlines Flight 243
24 September 2010 incident on Windjet Flight 243
20 June 2011 accident on RusAir Flight 243FlyHawaii Airlines
FlyHawaii Airlines was a proposed low-cost airline that would have provided inter-island flight service in the Hawaiian Islands. The company, which was founded by Lion Coffee founder James Delano planned to begin service in late 2005 or early 2006.
FlyHawaii hoped to succeed where predecessors such as Discovery Airways and Mahalo Air had failed by following the blueprint of low-cost carriers like Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways, which offer frequent flights and depend heavily on Internet bookings. The airline planned to charge fares in the $50 to $60 range.
Following the September 2005 announcement by Mesa Air Group that it intended to start its own inter-island carrier, go!, using 50-seat jet aircraft, its primary investor, a group that included America Online founder Steve Case, decided against buying into the carrier. Other potential investors also elected to wait to gauge Mesa's impact on the market and await the results of Aloha Airlines then-current Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. In late November 2005, FlyHawaii laid off its staff and shut down.Go! (airline)
Go! (styled as go!), based in Honolulu was a regional brand of Phoenix, Arizona-based Mesa Airlines. Go! operated inter-island services within Hawaii. Its main base was Honolulu International Airport. It was a division within the Mesa Airlines subsidiary of Mesa Air Group and its flights were operated by Mesa Airlines. The airline ceased operations in Hawaii on April 1, 2014.Hilo International Airport
Hilo International Airport (IATA: ITO, ICAO: PHTO, FAA LID: ITO), formerly General Lyman Field, is owned and operated by the Hawaiʻi state Department of Transportation. Located in Hilo, Hawaiʻi County, the airport encompasses 1,391 acres (563 ha) and is one of two major airports on Hawaiʻi Island and one of five major airports in the state. Hilo International Airport serves most of East Hawaiʻi, including the districts of Hilo and Puna, as well as portions of the districts of Hāmākua and Kaʻū. Most flights to the airport are from Honolulu International Airport. These flights are predominantly operated by Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Air Cargo.
It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a small-hub primary commercial service facility.List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 464
This is a list of all the United States Supreme Court cases from volume 464 of the United States Reports:
Autry v. Estelle, 464 U.S. 1 (1983) (per curiam)
Aloha Airlines, Inc. v. Director of Taxation of Haw., 464 U.S. 7 (1983)
Russello v. United States, 464 U.S. 16 (1983)
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority v. Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Va., 464 U.S. 30 (1983)
Torres-Valencia v. United States, 464 U.S. 44 (1983) (per curiam)
Maggio v. Williams, 464 U.S. 46 (1983) (per curiam)
Iron Arrow Honor Soc. v. Heckler, 464 U.S. 67 (1983) (per curiam)
Wainwright v. Goode, 464 U.S. 78 (1983) (per curiam)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms v. FLRA, 464 U.S. 89 (1983)
Sullivan v. Wainwright, 464 U.S. 109 (1983) (per curiam)
Rushen v. Spain, 464 U.S. 114 (1983) (per curiam)
United States v. Mendoza, 464 U.S. 154 (1984)
United States v. Stauffer Chemical Co., 464 U.S. 165 (1984)
INS v. Phinpathya, 464 U.S. 183 (1984)
Commissioner v. Engle, 464 U.S. 206 (1984)
Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 464 U.S. 238 (1984)
Michigan v. Clifford, 464 U.S. 287 (1984)
Secretary of Interior v. California, 464 U.S. 312 (1984)
Woodard v. Hutchins, 464 U.S. 377 (1984) (per curiam)
Badaracco v. Commissioner, 464 U.S. 386 (1984)
Donovan v. Lone Steer, Inc., 464 U.S. 408 (1984)
Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984)
Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., Riverside Cty., 464 U.S. 501 (1984)
Daily Income Fund, Inc. v. Fox, 464 U.S. 523 (1984)
McDonough Power Equipment, Inc. v. Greenwood, 464 U.S. 548 (1984)
Autry v. Estelle, 464 U.S. 1301 (1983)
Clark v. California, 464 U.S. 1304 (1983)
McDonald v. Missouri, 464 U.S. 1306 (1984)List of airline bankruptcies in the United States
A number of major airlines have declared bankruptcy and have either ceased operations, or reorganized under bankruptcy protection. Airlines, like any business, are susceptible to market fluctuations and economic difficulties. The economic structure of the airline industry may contribute to airline bankruptcies as well. One major element in almost every airline bankruptcy is the rejection by the debtor of its current collective bargaining agreements with employees. After satisfying certain requirements, bankruptcy law permits courts to approve rejection of labor contracts by the debtor-employer. With this tool, airline managers reduce costs. Terms of an employee contract negotiated over years can be eliminated in months through Chapter 11. Terms of the Railway Labor Act, amended in 1936 to cover airlines, prevent most labor union work actions before, during and after an airline bankruptcy.List of airlines of Hawaii
The following is a list of airlines that are based in the U.S. state of Hawaii.Mid Pacific Air
Mid Pacific Air was a low-cost regional airline which began operations with passenger services in Hawaii. Founded in 1981, initial routes connected the islands of Kauai, O'ahu, Maui and Hawaii (the Big Island). Its primary competitors were established air carriers Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines. When it operated in the Midwest, its headquarters were on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana. Originally its headquarters were located at Honolulu International Airport.Miracle Landing
Miracle Landing (also known as Panic in the Open Sky) is a 1990 American made-for-television drama film based on an in-flight accident aboard Aloha Airlines Flight 243 that occurred in April 1988. The Boeing 737-200 was flying from Hilo, Hawaii to Honolulu, Hawaii, when it experienced rapid decompression when a section of the fuselage was torn away. With one flight attendant blown from the cabin to her death and 65 others injured, the aircraft was able to make a successful emergency landing at Kahului Airport, on Maui.
Miracle Landing stars Connie Sellecca, Wayne Rogers, Ana Alicia and Nancy Kwan. The film aired February 11, 1990 on CBS and has since been shown in syndication on network broadcasts throughout the world.Tompkins (surname)
Tompkins is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Aaron B. Tompkins (1844–1931), American cavalry soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
Andrew Tompkins, Australian musician
Angel Tompkins (born 1942), American actress
Anne Tompkins (born 1962), American lawyer
Arthur S. Tompkins (1865–1938), U.S. Representative from New York
Barry Tompkins (born c. 1940), American sportscaster
Bernard Tompkins (1904–1965), New York politician
Brian Tompkins, Yale Varsity Soccer coach
Caleb Tompkins (1759–1846), U.S. Representative from New York
Charles Henry Tompkins (1830–1915), Union Brigadier General during the American Civil War
Charles Hook Tompkins (1883–1956), American engineer and architect
Chris Tompkins, American songwriter
Christopher Tompkins (1780–1858), U.S. Representative from Kentucky
Cydnor B. Tompkins (1810–1862), U.S. Representative from Ohio
Daniel D. Tompkins (1775–1824), American Vice-President
Darlene Tompkins (born 1940), American actress
Douglas Tompkins (1943–2015), American environmentalist, co-founder of outdoor clothing companies, owner of Pumalín Park, Chile
Emmett Tompkins (1853–1917), U.S. Representative from Ohio
Fred Tompkins (born 1943), American jazz flautist
Gwyn R. Tompkins (1861–1938), American horse racing trainer
Hannah Tompkins (1721–1829), wife of Daniel D. Tompkins
Hannah Tompkins (1920–1995), American artist
Jack Tompkins (1909–1993), American baseball and ice hockey player
James Tompkins, Australian rules footballer
Jason Tompkins, British actor
Jessie Tompkins (born 1959), former American athlete
Joan Tompkins (1915–2005), American actress
Joe Tompkins (born 1968), American professional skier
Joe I. Tompkins, costume designer, see Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Kris Tompkins (born 1950), American conservationist
Larry Tompkins (born 1963), retired Irish Gaelic football manager
Madeline Tompkins (born 1952), American airline pilot, co-pilot Aloha Airlines flight 243
Mark Tompkins (racehorse trainer), British racehorse trainer
Mark Tompkins (dancer) (born 1954), American-born French artist, dancer and choreographer
Mark N. Tompkins (born 1975), Canadian-born film and theater painter and scenic artist
Mike Tompkins (born 1948), U.S. politician
Mike Tompkins (musician) (born 1987), Canadian musician
Minthorne Tompkins (1807–1881), New York politician
Oscar Tompkins (1893–1969), American lawyer
Patrick W. Tompkins (died 1853), U.S. Representative from Mississippi
Paul F. Tompkins (born 1968), American actor and comedian
Pauline Tompkins (died 2004), American educator
Peter Tompkins (1919–2007), American journalist
Ptolemy Tompkins (born 1962), American writer
Richard Tompkins (1918–1992), American entrepreneur
Roger Tompkins (born 1952), British television commercial director
Ross Tompkins (1938–2006), American jazz pianist
Sally Louisa Tompkins (1833–1916), American humanitarian, nurse and philanthropist
Shawn Tompkins (1974–2011), Canadian former martial arts fighter
Stephen Tompkins (born 1971), American artist and animator
Steve Tompkins, American television writer
Sue Tompkins (born 1971), British visual and sound artist
Tony Tompkins (born 1982), Canadian football playerWaimea-Kohala Airport
Waimea-Kohala Airport (IATA: MUE, ICAO: PHMU, FAA LID: MUE) is a state owned, public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) southwest of Kamuela (also known as Waimea), an unincorporated town in Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States.
Hawaiian Airlines began scheduled passenger service from the airport in November 1953. At present the only scheduled air service is by Mokulele Airlines, which offers twice daily service to Kahului, Maui (OGG).As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 407 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 313 enplanements in 2009, and 47 in 2010. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-primary commercial service facility.Yucaipa Companies
The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is an American private equity firm founded in 1986 by Ronald Burkle. It specializes in private equity and venture capital, with a focus on middle-market companies, growth capital, industry consolidation, leveraged buyouts, and turnaround investments. It generally invests $25–$300 million in companies with $300–$500 million in revenues.Yucaipa has a history of leveraged buyouts in supermarket and grocery chains, beginning with Jurgensen's Markets in 1986. After several standalone investments in the late 1980s, it went on to lead the consolidation of West Coast retail that occurred during the 1990s due in part to the rise of discount centers like Wal-Mart. In October 2014, The Yucaipa Companies acquired British retailer Tesco's Fresh & Easy chain five years after it had entered the U.S. market.