HONOLULU – April 08, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines finished February as the nation’s top-ranked carrier for on-time performance and fewest flight cancellations, according to the monthly

Air Travel Consumer Report issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

 

Hawaiian had an industry-best 88.2 percent of its flights arrive as scheduled in February, along with an industry-low score of 0.3 percent for fewest cancelled flights to rank first in both categories. In addition, Hawaiian ranked second overall for fewest misplaced bags during February, reporting 1.89 mishandled baggage reports for every 1,000 passengers served.

 

Hawaiian is the nation’s largest provider of air service to Hawaii from the Western U.S., as well as the leading carrier for interisland service between the islands of Hawaii.

 

The DOT report covers 18 airlines, including eight carriers providing service to Hawaii, and is available online at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr10.htm.

 

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

 

Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2008 in the 19

th annual Airline Quality Rating study. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

 

Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more

than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

 

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.