HONOLULU, January 16, 2004 -- Hawaiian Airlines today released its monthly and year-end traffic statistics for December and 2003, reflecting year-over-year increases in its scheduled systemwide operations for Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), Available Seat Miles (ASMs), Load Factor, and number of passengers served.

For December 2003, Hawaiian recorded RPMs of 518,063,769, an increase of 18 percent from 439,108,506 RPMs in December 2002. For the year, RPMs totaled 5,550,135,530, an increase of 15.5 percent from 4,804,497,713 RPMs for 2002.

Hawaiian recorded 614,848,286 ASMs in December 2003, an increase of 3.9 percent from 591,543,147 ASMs in December 2002. For the year, ASMs totaled 6,915,283,075, an increase of 10.7 percent from 6,246,127,184 ASMs in 2002.

Hawaiian's Load Factor in December 2003 was 84.3 percent, an increase of 10.1 percentage points from 74.2 percent in December 2002. For the year, Load Factor was 80.3 percent, an increase of 3.4 percentage points from 76.9 percent in 2002.

Hawaiian carried 481,321 passengers in scheduled operations in December 2003, an increase of 2.7 percent from 468,561 passengers for December 2002. For the year, Hawaiian carried 5,597,407 passengers, a slight increase of 0.2 percent from the 5,587,122 passengers served in 2002.

To view a PDF of operations table for December, click here.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed by Condé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.

Founded in Honolulu 74 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to American Samoa and Tahiti.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.

Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com