General Motors Acceptance Corporation
Aloha airlines files for bankruptcy

Aloha Airgroup Inc., the closely held Hawaiian airline company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying competition from Mesa Air Group Inc. cut its sales. This is the second bankruptcy in three years for Aloha, the second-largest Hawaii-based airline. Aloha, which filed late Thursday, is seeking court approval for financing from its main lender, General Motors Acceptance Corp., so that it can keep operating "We hope to get court approval today to carry on all flights, frequent-flier programs, etc.," said Aloha spokesman Stu Glauberman, who reported "beaucoup bookings" for the busy Easter and spring season. Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines, the state's...