HONOLULU – Jun. 6, 2008 - In response to the continuing escalation in fuel costs resulting from record level oil prices, Hawaiian Airlines today announced an increase to its fuel surcharges.
“The relentless rise in fuel costs leaves us with no choice but to pass some of these increasing costs on to the consumer,” said Keoni Wagner, Hawaiian's vice president of public affairs.
Effective immediately for travel starting on or after Monday, June 9, Hawaiian is adopting the following fuel surcharges for transpacific service between Hawaii and the following destinations:
• Mainland US: Increase of $20 each way, from $100 to $120.
• Pago Pago: Increase of $20 each way, from $110 to $130.
• Papeete: Increase of $20 each way, from $120 to $140.
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 (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 155 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.