HONOLULU – The readers of Travel + Leisure have ranked Hawaiian Airlines as the top domestic carrier serving Hawai‘i, according to the magazine’s 2013 World’s Best Awards. The results of the survey conducted between December 1, 2012 and April 2, 2013 were released by the magazine yesterday.

“This award recognizes excellent in-flight service, customer service and value for money, all of which we are committed to providing,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO. “We aim to make our guests feel that their Hawaiian vacation has begun the moment they board our aircraft, and this recognition suggests we are succeeding.”

Along with being the nation’s best on-time airline with conveniently scheduled daily, non-stop flights from 11 U.S. gateway cities, Hawaiian is the only U.S. airline that serves complimentary hot meals in all cabins to its customers.  In addition, Hawaiian also offers 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.

Travel + Leisure readers placed Hawaiian Airlines among the top domestic carriers for the fifth consecutive year, placing it fourth overall in the category of domestic carriers.

Travel + Leisure is one of the travel industry’s most respected publications with a readership largely comprised of sophisticated world travelers. The magazine’s 2013 World’s Best Awards is published in the August issue and includes rankings of best hotels, cities, islands, airlines tour operators and safari outriggers, rental-car agencies, destination spas and hotel spas worldwide.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) 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 84th 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, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014.  Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily 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).