HONOLULU, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Hawaiian"), today announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month and quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Hawaiian welcomed more than 1 million guests in March 2018, a record for the month of March and an increase of 8.0% over the same period last year. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 8.6% on an increase of 6.7% in capacity (available seat miles). Load factor increased 1.5 points to 86.5%.
For the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, Hawaiian welcomed nearly 2.9 million guests, a record for the first quarter and an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year. Total traffic increased 6.1% on an increase of 4.6% in capacity. Load factor increased 1.2 points to 85.2%.
The table below summarizes March and year-to-date traffic statistics compared to the respective prior-year periods.
Revenue Passenger Miles; one paying passenger transported one mile
Available Seat Miles; 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® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 14 years (2004-2017) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 89th 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 (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.