HONOLULU, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: HA), today announced its systemwide traffic statistics for September, the third quarter, and year-to-date.

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The increase in passenger numbers year-over-year is mainly the result of Hawaiian's expansion of interisland operations while the lower Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) and average load factor reflect adjustment of capacity between markets and a lower transpacific load factor as Hawaiian has raised fares in an effort to offset the increased price of fuel.


    SYSTEMWIDE OPERATIONS
    SEPTEMBER              2008            2007       % Change
    PAX                   595,070         579,648          2.7%
    RPMS (000)            599,187         667,680        (10.3%)
    ASMS (000)            749,154         759,956         (1.4%)
    LF                      80.0%           87.9%     (7.9 pts.)

    THIRD QUARTER          2008            2007       % Change
    PAX                 2,049,060       1,879,970          9.0%
    RPMS (000)          1,959,310       2,111,216         (7.2%)
    ASMS (000)          2,441,366       2,408,201          1.4%
    LF                      80.3%           87.7%     (7.4 pts.)

    YEAR-TO-DATE           2008            2007       % Change
    PAX                 5,936,036       5,330,835         11.4%
    RPMS (000)          5,932,617       6,015,936         (1.4%)
    ASMS (000)          7,114,213       6,881,083          3.4%
    LF                      83.4%           87.4%     (4.0 pts.)



    PAX:  Passengers transported
    RPM:  One paying passenger transported one mile
    ASM:  One seat transported one mile
    LF:   Percentage of seating capacity utilized

    Additional information is available online at HawaiianAirlines.com.
SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.