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Old May 16, 16, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Longboater View Post
Subsidy from the Government of Hawai'i? Well, if they had the cash, they would.
If the flight will be the economic boon you claim, then shouldn't they borrow the money to spur the associated economic development? Wouldn't such development provide enough incremental tax revenue to repay the bonds?

Originally Posted by Longboater View Post
After JAL ended KOA-NRT several years ago, there was a downturn in business in West Hawai'i.
Which means diddly-squat to those that don't live in Hawaii.

Originally Posted by Longboater View Post
There will be a noticeable increase in Japanese tourism in West Hawai'i, which will help the island's economy as a whole.
Given the difficulties in the Japanese economy, and given the lack of organic demand for direct TYO-KOA flights at this point, I think that is highly debatable.
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