HONOLULU, January 20, 1999 -- In systemwide service during December 1998, Hawaiian Airlines recorded Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 362,401,000, an increase of 10.5 percent from 328,053,000 RPMs reported for the same month in 1997.

Available Seat Miles (ASMs) in December 1998 were 484,788,000, an increase of 2.7 percent from 472,138,000 ASMs recorded in December 1997.

Systemwide Load Factor (LF) in December 1998 was 74.8 percent, an increase of 5.3 points from 69.5 percent in December 1997.

Hawaiian carried 425,348 passengers in December 1998, an increase of 4.2 percent from 408,315 passengers reported for December 1997.

Fourth Quarter 1998

For the fourth quarter of 1998, Hawaiian recorded total RPMs of 1,075,187,000, an increase of 13.2 percent from 949,817,000 RPMs recorded for the same quarter in 1997.

During the fourth quarter of 1998, total ASMs were 1,425,228,000, an increase of 8.6 percent from 1,312,245,000 ASMs recorded during the same period in 1997.

Average 1998 systemwide Load Factor for the fourth quarter was 75.4 percent, an increase of 3.0 points from 72.4 percent for the same period in 1997.

Hawaiian carried a total of 1,287,560 passengers during the fourth quarter of 1998, an increase of 4.6 percent from 1,231,387 carried during the same quarter in 1997.

Year 1998

For the year 1998, Hawaiian recorded total RPMs of 4,338,600,000, an increase of 4.2 percent from 4,162,439,000 RPMs recorded for 1997.

Through December, total 1998 ASMs were 5,673,656,000, an increase of 4.3 percent from 5,439,228,000 ASMs recorded in 1997.

Average 1998 systemwide Load Factor was 76.5 percent, the same as in 1997.

Hawaiian carried a total of 5,260,133 passengers during 1998, an increase of 0.8 percent from 5,217,749 carried in 1997.

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