HONOLULU, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines remained the nation's top carrier for punctuality in 2015, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), marking the airline's 12th consecutive year holding the title.
Hawai'i's largest and longest-serving airline averaged an 88.4 percent on-time performance rating in 2015, earning the top ranking in nine of the 12 months and exceeding the industry average for the year by 8.5 percentage points. For December, Hawaiian Airlines ranked first for flight arrivals, recording a 93 percent on-time performance rating. The carrier also ranked first in fewest flight cancellations with 0.1 percent, or only five cancellations out of 6,260 flights.
"We have more than 5,500 employees at Hawaiian Airlines, and it's thanks to their commitment and hard work that we have led the nation in on time performance every year since 2004," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines' president and chief executive officer.
Hawai'i's largest and longest-serving airline provides daily non-stop service to Hawai'i from 11 gateway cities in North America and ten cities throughout Asia and South Pacific using Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, making it the only carrier to offer wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all transpacific flights. Hawaiian Airlines also operates approximately 160 daily flights between the Hawaiian Islands using Boeing 717-200 aircraft.
The DOT's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report ranking the nation's 16 largest air carriers is available online at www.dot.gov/individuals/air-consumer/air-travel-consumer-reports.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 12 years (2004-2015) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 87th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).
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