HONOLULU – May 21, 2008 - Hawaiian Airlines has announced increases to interisland airfares and transpacific fuel surcharges to help combat rising operating costs caused by record-breaking fuel prices.
“Fuel prices are now 100% higher than a year ago, so unfortunately just like every other business that consumes oil, we must raise our fares to help offset some of this increase,” said Keoni Wagner, Hawaiian's vice president of public affairs.
Effective Tuesday, May 27, Hawaiian is increasing its one-way interisland fares by $10, raising its lowest fare from $54 to $64.
Hawaiian is increasing its fuel surcharges for transpacific service between Hawaii and the following destinations:
• Mainland US: Increase of $35 each way, from $65 to $100.
• Sydney: Increase of $40 each way, from $120 to $160.
• Pago Pago: Increase of $45 each way, from $65 to $110.
• Papeete: Increase of $55 each way, from $65 to $120.
• Manila: Increase of $35, from $115 to $150 for Honolulu to Manila only.
No change to existing $100 surcharge from Manila to Honolulu.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longestserving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. 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 approximately 155 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.