HONOLULU – July 26, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it will change its baggage service fee for the first piece of checked luggage on interisland flights from $10 to $17, effective September 1, 2011. All other baggage fees for travel on Hawaiian remain unchanged. The following are exempt from the change:
Members of Hawaiian’s Premier, Pualani Gold and Pualani Platinum clubs
Corporate members who book their tickets through Hawaiian’s corporate portal
Customers traveling in first class
Active U.S. military personnel traveling on military or government fares
Car seats, infant carriers, or strollers when customers are traveling with a child
Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and other personal assistive devices
Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, said the change will be the first that Hawaiian has instituted for interisland service since September 2009. “We have changed other fees in step with the rest of the airline industry but have held the line on interisland baggage fees for the past two years. Unfortunately, increasing costs of operation make this adjustment unavoidable,” Taniguchi said. “Our fees for interisland service remain lower than anywhere else in our system.”
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys byCondé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating
(AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 82nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is 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 South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 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.