Hawaiian Airlines Rated One of America's Best for Third Straight Year in Travel & Leisure Readers' Survey

Hawaiian Airlines Rated One of America's Best for Third Straight Year in Travel & Leisure Readers' Survey

HONOLULU, August 9, 2001 -- For the third consecutive year, readers of Travel & Leisure magazine have ranked Hawaiian Airlines as one of the nation's Top 3 domestic carriers.

Travel & Leisure's 2001 World's Best Awards readers' survey ranked Hawaiian Airlines No. 3 in the Best Domestic Airline category. Only Alaska Airlines and Midwest Express received higher ratings.

The results of the survey, conducted by polling tens of thousands of subscribers by Harris Interactive/Yankelovich Partners, were announced in the magazine's August issue.

Hawaiian also won Best Overall honors in the 2001 Zagat Survey of Premium U.S. Airlines and has ranked among the Top 10 Domestic Airlines for nine consecutive years in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine's Reader's Choice survey.

"National recognition like this acknowledges the men and women of Hawaiian Airlines who are the heart of all of our operations and customer service whether on the ground or in the air," said John B. Happ, Hawaiian Airlines Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales. "We are gratified by these rankings in the latest Travel & Leisure magazine survey and by the many other awards we have received."

This latest accolade is among many the airline has won in recent years. Hawaiian's Mea Ho'okipa (translated: I am host) in-flight service has won national and international awards for showcasing Hawaii Regional Cuisine as interpreted by top Island chefs, and presenting audio and video programming that highlights various aspects of Hawaiian culture. The company's in-flight magazine, Hana Hou! (translated: encore) has also earned local and national awards for its chronicling of modern and historic Hawaiian culture.

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has recognized Hawaiian Airlines with a Keep It Hawaii Award for projecting various aspects of Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian's frequent flyer program, HawaiianMiles, has been called one of the best in the world by Inside Flyer magazine.

Founded in Honolulu in 1929, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline and the nation's 12th largest carrier. The company provides award-winning service on more than 150 jet flights daily among the Islands of Hawaii aboard brand-new Boeing 717-200 aircraft. Hawaiian also operates 18 flights daily between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland aboard McDonnell Douglas widebody DC-10 aircraft. Its DC-10 South Pacific service links Honolulu to American Samoa and Tahiti.

In October 2001, Hawaiian will begin replacing its DC-10 fleet with new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. In 2003, Hawaiian Airlines is expected to have one of the youngest fleets of aircraft in the U.S.

Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available via the airline's Web site at http://www.hawaiianair.com.