Hawaiian Airlines Ranks #1 for On-Time Performance, Fewest Cancellations, and Fewest Oversales in September

HONOLULU – November 09, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines scored the airline industry’s top rankings for on-time performance, fewest flight cancellations, and fewest oversales for the month of September, according to today’s release of the

Air Travel Consumer Report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Hawaiian led all carriers nationwide in punctuality for September, with 95.8 percent of its flights arriving as scheduled during the month. Hawaiian complemented its on-time reliability with the industry’s best record for fewest cancelled flights, with only two cancellations out of 5,484 total flights in September, or less than 0.1 percent.


In addition, Hawaiian ranked #1 for fewest oversales during the third quarter recording a perfect score of zero involuntary denied boardings of passengers (DOT reports oversales quarterly).


Hawaiian Airlines is the largest provider of air service to Hawaii from the Western U.S., as well as the leading carrier for interisland service between the islands of Hawaii.


The DOT report covers 18 airlines, including eight carriers providing service to Hawaii, and is available online at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr10.htm.



About Hawaiian Airlines


Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20

th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.


Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, Japan and South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.


Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.