Hawaiian Leads Industry in Punctuality, Fewest Cancellations in October

HONOLULU – December 07, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines led the nation’s carriers in punctuality and fewest flight cancellations in October, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with the release of its monthly

Air Travel Consumer Report.


Hawaiian completed the month of October as the nation’s top-ranked airline for on-time performance, with 95.4 percent of its flights arriving on schedule.


In addition, Hawaiian was nearly perfect during October in achieving the industry’s #1 ranking for fewest cancelled flights, with only one cancellation out of 5,529 total flights, or less than 0.1 percent.


Hawaiian Airlines is the 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 2009 in the 20

th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) 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 offering flights to Hawaii.


Now in its 82nd 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 Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, starting in January 2011, South Korea. 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.