HONOLULU -- When flying to Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines is America's best.
That is the collective opinion of Travel + Leisure magazine, whose readers have ranked Hawaiian higher than any other airline serving Hawaii in the category of “Best Domestic Airline” for the 2004 World's Best Awards.
“There's no better validation of what we do than to have our customers rate us more highly than our competitors,” said Mark Dunkerley, president and chief operating officer of Hawaiian Airlines. “Everyone at Hawaiian works hard to deliver the best service on the ground and in the air, and it is great to receive this vote of confidence from those who matter most.”
Hawaiian is ranked as the nation's fifth best airline overall, finishing behind Midwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Song, and Alaska Airlines.
Airlines were rated based on responses Travel + Leisure received earlier this year from readers in five categories: cabin comfort; food; in-flight service; customer service; and value.
Added Dunkerley, “Day after day the people of Hawaiian perform magnificently in all these areas. No airline gives customers more of Hawaii's hospitality in their travels.”
Altogether, more than 425,000 respondents rated airlines, cities, cruise lines, hotels, islands, car rental agencies, and tour operators for the World's Best Awards. A complete listing of the 2004 winners will be published in Travel + Leisure's August edition.
This is the second time in three months that Travel + Leisure has recognized Hawaiian for being the nation's top carrier serving Hawaii. In June, the magazine's 2004 World's Best Service Awards ranked Hawaiian ahead of every other domestic airline with flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian ranked fifth overall in the category of “Top Airlines for Service” finishing behind Midwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed byCondé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.
Celebrating its 75th year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways
than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Sydney, American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com.