Hawaiian Airlines Increases Hilo, Kona Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keoni Wagner (808) 838-6778
Thursday, December 22, 2005Keoni.Wagner@HawaiianAir.com

HONOLULU - In response to increased customer demand, Hawaiian Airlines is adding new roundtrip flights to its scheduled daily service to Hilo and Kona from Honolulu, effective January 3.

The new mid-day flights offer additional schedule options for travel between the Big Island and Oahu, and more convenient Honolulu connections with transpacific flights to and from the U.S. mainland.

New Kona flights: Hawaiian Flight 138 will depart Honolulu International Airport daily at 11:10 a.m. and arrive at Kona International Airport at 11:53 a.m. The return Flight 137 will depart Kona daily at 12:23 p.m. and arrive at Honolulu at 1:03 p.m.

New Hilo flights: Hawaiian Flight 260 will depart Honolulu daily at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at Hilo at 3:01 p.m. The return Flight 263 will depart Hilo daily at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at Honolulu at 4:17 p.m.

The new flights bring to 11 the number of daily flights Hawaiian offers to and from Kona, and 9 to and from Hilo.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 77th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Additional information is available online at HawaiianAirlines.com.