HONOLULU, Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Hawaiian"), today announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month, quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.
Hawaiian welcomed more than one million guests in December 2019. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.7 percent on an increase of 5.4 percent in capacity (available seat miles) compared to December 2018. Load factor increased 1.9 points year-over-year to 85.9 percent.
For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019, Hawaiian welcomed more than 2.8 million guests. Total traffic increased 5.6 percent on an increase of 3.7 percent in capacity compared to the prior year period. Load factor increased 1.5 points to 86.1 percent.
The table below summarizes December, fourth quarter and full year 2019 statistics compared to the respective prior-year periods.
Revenue Passenger Mile; one paying passenger transported one mile
Available Seat Mile; one seat transported one mile
Load Factor; percentage of seating capacity filled
1Includes the operations of contract carriers under capacity purchase agreements.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance from 2004-2018 as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. DOT results for 2019 will be reported in February. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 91st year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides, on average, more than 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, and over 260 daily flights system-wide.