HONOLULU, August 17, 1998 -- In systemwide service during July 1998, Hawaiian Airlines recorded Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 403,018,000, an increase of 3.1 percent from 391,088,000 RPMs reported for the same month in 1997.

Available Seat Miles (ASMs) in July 1998 were 491,742,000, an increase of 4.2 percent from 472,011,000 ASMs recorded in July 1997.

Systemwide Load Factor (LF) in July 1998 was 82.0 percent, a decrease of 0.9 points from 82.9 percent in July 1997.

Hawaiian carried 495,370 passengers in July 1998, an increase of 5.5 percent from 469,563 passengers reported for July 1997.

Year-To-Date

For the first seven months of 1998, Hawaiian recorded total RPMs of 2,507,754,000, an increase of 0.1 percent from 2,506,431,000 RPMs recorded for the same period in 1997.

Through July, total 1998 ASMs were 3,294,294,000, an increase of 1.7 percent from 3,238,130,000 ASMs recorded for the first seven months in 1997.

Average 1998 systemwide Load Factor through July was 76.1 percent, a decrease of 1.3 points from 77.4 percent for the same period in 1997.

Hawaiian carried a total of 3,074,681 passengers during the first seven months of 1998, a decrease of 0.7 percent from 3,095,509 carried during the same period in 1997.



RPM = one paying passenger transported one mile
ASM = one seat transported one mile
LF = percentage of seating capacity utilized