HONOLULU – Apr. 30, 2008 - In response to the continuing increase in operating costs, especially jet fuel, Hawaiian Airlines today announced that its interisland fares are being raised by $5–$20 each way, effective May 1, 2008.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, said, “The sudden shutdown of airlines locally
and nationally these past few weeks shows how critically important it is for Hawaiian to cover its costs.”
Hawaiian's lowest fare is increasing from $49 to $54. Customers booking flights for off-peak
times and purchasing tickets in advance will have more opportunities to pay the lowest fare. To help cover
fuel costs for the longer flights between Honolulu and Hilo and Kona, an additional $5 will be charged to
customers flying these routes.
In addition, customers purchasing tickets through Hawaiian's reservations department will pay an
additional $5 each way to offset the cost of handling reservations by phone.
Hawaiian also announced today it will begin assessing passengers a $25 fee each way for checking
in a second piece of luggage on domestic flights between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
The fee does not apply to Hawaiian's interisland flights, or to its transpacific international flights
to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti.
The $25 second bag fee is a match of other major carriers serving Hawaii and takes effect for
travel that begins on June 10, 2008.
Customers of Hawaiian exempt from paying the second bag fee are:
• HawaiianMiles Pualani Platinum, Gold and Premier Club members
• Corporate and Affiliate members
• Customers traveling in First Class
• Customers traveling on military and government fares
• Customers flying on the same reservation as someone with exempt status
(except for group bookings of 10 or more passengers)
Customer checked-in luggage items exempt from the second bag fee are:
• Child car seats, carriers and strollers
• Wheelchairs, walkers and other personal assistive devices
• Pre-packed agricultural-inspected box of pineapple and papaya on flights from Hawaii (10 pounds or less).
Customers will have the option to pay for the second bag fee online via Web Check-in, at
Hawaiian's airport kiosk check-in machines, or at the airport ticket counter when checking in.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii. Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longestserving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 145 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: HA). Additional
information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.