HONOLULU, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines scored the highest marks for on-time performance and fewest cancellations among the nation's 16 largest carriers in September, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Hawaiian Airlines' flights arrived on schedule 90.8 percent of the time throughout September, earning it DOT's top ranking for on-time performance. In addition, the DOT reported that Hawai'i's largest and longest serving airline ranked first overall in the category of fewest flight cancellations for September at 0.1 percent, representing seven cancellations out of 6,179 total flights.

Hawaiian Airlines also provides daily non-stop service to Hawai'i from 11 gateway cities in North America – more cities than any other carrier – using Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, making it the only carrier to offer wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all transpacific flights. The airline has earned the title of leading U.S. carrier in on-time performance for 10 consecutive years.

The DOT's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report ranking the nation's 16 largest air carriers is available online at www.dot.gov/individuals/air-consumer/air-travel-consumer-reports.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.

Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page.

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Alison Croyle (808) 835-3886, Alison.Croyle@HawaiianAir.com; Huy Vo (808) 838-5479, Huy.Vo@HawaiianAir.com