HONOLULU, October 19, 2001 -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA) has completed the first installation of equipment designed to enhance the safety of cockpit doors in each of the company's aircraft. Work on the entire fleet is expected to be complete by October 31, 2001.

Hawaiian's modification plans, which meet current Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, reinforce cockpit doors with the installation of stainless steel crossbars and add metal locking devices that will be operated by the flight crew from inside the cockpit.

Hawaiian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 29 jet aircraft: five long-range DC-10-30s, ten DC-10-10s, ten B717-200s and four DC-9-50s.

Founded in Honolulu 71 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline, and the nation's 12th largest carrier. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com.