HONOLULU, September 16, 1998 -- In systemwide service during August 1998, Hawaiian Airlines recorded Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 406,387,000, a decrease of 1.0 percent from 410,303,000 RPMs reported for the same month in 1997.

Available Seat Miles (ASMs) in August 1998 were 491,931,000, an increase of 2.4 percent from 480,304,000 ASMs recorded in August 1997.

Systemwide Load Factor (LF) in August 1998 was 82.6 percent, a decrease of 2.8 points from 85.4 percent in August 1997.

Hawaiian carried 496,183 passengers in August 1998, a decrease of 2.4 percent from 508,199 passengers reported for August 1997.

Year-To-Date

For the first eight months of 1998, Hawaiian recorded total RPMs of 2,914,141,000, a decrease of 0.1 percent from 2,916,733,000 RPMs recorded for the same period in 1997.

Through August, total 1998 ASMs were 3,786,226,000, an increase of 1.8 percent from 3,718,434,000 ASMs recorded for the first eight months in 1997.

Average 1998 systemwide Load Factor through August was 77.0 percent, a decrease of 1.4 points from 78.4 percent for the same period in 1997.

Hawaiian carried a total of 3,570,864 passengers during the first eight months of 1998, a decrease of 0.9 percent from 3,603,708 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