Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Record Number of Passengers in 2015

Jan 08, 2016, 14:08 ET from Hawaiian Airlines

HONOLULU, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), welcomed a record 10,672,667 customers in 2015, a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year. Hawai'i's largest and longest-serving airline announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the full year, fourth quarter and the month of December 2015.

Hawaiian recently announced several new enhancements including this summer's planned launch of a redesigned premium cabin with lie-flat seating and non-stop service to Narita International Airport, as well as increased seasonal service to Neighbor Islands. Additionally, Hawaiian added one A330-200 to its fleet in October 2015.

The record number of customers Hawaiian transported in 2015 marks 11 straight years of  passenger growth as the airline expanded its network, providing travelers more options to fly between Hawai'i and Asia, New Zealand and Australia, as well as North America. Hawaiian Airlines' first 10 million passengers took nearly 40 years to carry from 1929 to 1967. In 2014, Hawaiian for the first time welcomed 10 million guests in a year.


SYSTEM-WIDE OPERATIONS1

DECEMBER

2015

2014

% CHANGE

PAX

904,647

876,507

3.2%

RPMS (000)

1,243,733

1,212,886

2.5%

ASMS (000)

1,508,217

1,483,789

1.6%

LF

82.5%

81.7%

0.8 pts.





FOURTH QUARTER

2015

2014

% CHANGE

PAX

2,658,269

2,554,350

4.1%

RPMS (000)

3,639,220

3,510,682

3.7%

ASMS (000)

4,391,792

4,269,031

2.9%

LF

82.9%

82.2%

0.7 pts.





YEAR-TO-DATE

2015

2014

% CHANGE

PAX

10,672,667

10,195,145

4.7%

RPMS (000)

14,462,191

13,921,147

3.9%

ASMS (000)

17,726,322

17,073,630

3.8%

LF

81.6%

81.5%

0.1 pts.

 

PAX

Passengers transported

RPM

Revenue Passenger Miles; one paying passenger transported one mile

ASM

Available Seat Miles; one seat transported one mile

LF

Load Factor; percentage of seating capacity filled

1 Includes the operations of contract carriers under capacity purchase agreements.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.

Now in its 86th 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 become a fan on its Facebook page.

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