Hawaiian Ranks Highest Among Domestic Carriers Serving Hawai‘i in Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards’

HONOLULU – June 23, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines is ranked highest of all domestic carriers serving Hawai‘i in the 2012 ‘World’s Best Awards’ announced by Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the travel industry’s most popular and respected publications.

Travel + Leisure’s readers determined the rankings of domestic carriers nationwide by responding to a survey in which they were asked to rate the airlines’ performance in four categories prized by travelers: cabin comfort, inflight service, customer service, and value.

Travel + Leisure’s readers are discerning travelers, so we are very pleased about the weight of their collective opinion regarding our service excellence,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

“We are devoted to showcasing the qualities that make Hawai‘i uniquely wonderful and are committed to offering the most pleasant Hawai‘i travel experience in the marketplace.”

Travelers on all of Hawaiian’s flights are treated to its signature ‘Hawai‘i Flies With Us’ onboard service celebrating the culture, natural beauty, people, and Aloha Spirit of Hawai‘i. Every flight features the sights, sounds, tastes and authentic Hawaiian hospitality of the islands.

Highlights that distinguish Hawaiian’s inflight service from other carriers include complimentary meals for all passengers, beautiful Hawaiian music as part of the entertainment offerings, the award-winning Hana Hou! magazine and the airline’s exclusive Hawaiian Skies video magazine profiling places, people and sites to see in Hawai‘i, and special made-in-Hawai‘i snacks for purchase.

Hawaiian ranked third overall in the category of domestic carriers. The results of this and other categories ranked by Travel + Leisure’s readers, such as resorts, hotels, and cruise lines, are being published in the magazine’s August issue.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 83rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Sapporo, Japan (October 30, 2012), Brisbane, Australia (November 27, 2012), and Auckland, New Zealand (March 13, 2013). Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).

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