Hawaiian Airlines Inc. has filed suit to block Mesa Air Group Inc. from setting up a rival inter-island air service, claiming Mesa used data obtained during Hawaiian’s recently completed bankruptcy to gain an unfair competitive advantage.

Honolulu-based Hawaiian is requesting unspecified damages and that Phoenix-based Mesa be barred from setting up an island rival for two years. In the suit, which was filed Monday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii, the company claims the injunction is needed because mere compensation cannot repair the damage Hawaiian suffered from having its private financial information misused.

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