Hawaiian Airlines Announces Fall Schedule Adjustments

HONOLULU, August 23, 2002 -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today that it has made targeted changes to its transpacific flight schedule for the fall in order to better balance seat capacity with diminished travel demand during the typically slower months between summer and the winter holiday season. With the seasonal adjustments, all routes continue to be served and ample capacity is maintained to allow continued access to seats in all markets.

The following changes are effective September 3 – December 12, 2002:

Routes AffectedCurrent
Sept. 3
HA14/15 SFO-OGG-SFO daily Fri/Sat/Sun only
HA5/6 LAX-OGG-LAX daily Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon only
HA33/34 ONT-HNL-ONT daily daily except Tue/Wed
HA9/10 LAX-HNL-LAX daily daily except Tue/Wed
HA1/2 LAX-HNL-LAX daily daily with 767 Tue/Wed/Thu
HA11/12 SFO-HNL-SFO daily daily with DC-10 Fri/Sat/Sun

The schedule change represents an approximate four percent reduction in the company's total scheduled seat capacity.

“These are fine-tuning adjustments that will have minimal impact on customers, while increasing the efficiency and profitability of our operations during the off-peak fall season,” said John W. Adams, Hawaiian's chairman, chief executive officer, and president.

Not all of the affected flights are experiencing seat reductions. With the addition of the DC-10 to operate the weekend flights between San Francisco and Honolulu, Hawaiian will increase its available service for that route by more than 150 seats per week.

Also, on October 11, Hawaiian will become the nation's only commercial airline to introduce daily, nonstop service between Phoenix and Honolulu, resulting in an additional 1,764 seats per week to Hawaii.

Hawaiian will operate its Phoenix service with state-of-the-art Boeing 767-300ER extended-range aircraft. The twin-aisle, twinjet B767-300ER seats 252 passengers, 18 in First Class and 234 in Coach Class, featuring widebody comfort and the convenience of a 2-3-2 seating configuration that offers either window or aisle seating to 86 percent of the passengers onboard.

The Phoenix flights will increase Hawaiian's transpacific service for Hawaii to include eight key western U.S. markets. Hawaiian connects more U.S. cities to Hawaii with daily nonstop service than any other airline.

The company is in the process of replacing its transpacific fleet with 16 state-of-the-art Boeing 767-300ER widebody aircraft. The carrier presently has seven B-767s in service with four more deliveries from Boeing scheduled by the end of the year and the full conversion on schedule for completion by mid-2003.

Founded in Honolulu 72 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline. The nation's 12th largest airline, it is also the second-largest provider of passenger service between the West Coast and Hawaii. The airline has earned numerous international awards for service in recent years, including the 2001 Zagat Survey's award for Best Overall U.S. Airline in the Premier category, and the 2001 Diamond Award for In-Flight Service from Onboard Services magazine. Hawaiian was rated third highest in Travel & Leisure magazine's most recent ranking of the Top 10 U.S. Airlines.

Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the airline's Web site at www.HawaiianAir.com.