HONOLULU – Aug. 8, 2007 - Reflecting its excellence in service, Hawaiian Airlines is ranked as the nation's top airline serving Hawaii by Travel + Leisure magazine in the 2007 World's Best Awards – the ninth consecutive year Hawaiian has earned this honor.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, noted that the airline's distinctive “Hawaii Starts Here” in-flight service showcasing the islands' culture, people and natural beauty has secured Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving carrier a strong following.
“Our employees have earned Hawaiian this award by giving customers the kind of uniquely refreshing in-flight experience one would expect when flying Hawaii's flagship carrier,” said Dunkerley.
Earlier this year, Travel + Leisure invited its readership to rate airlines based on cabin comfort, food, in-flight service, customer service, and value. Hawaiian ranked third overall nationally behind Midwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
One of the travel industry's most popular publications, Travel + Leisure published the results for its World Best Awards in the August issue, ranking the best hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tour outfitters, car rental agencies, cities islands worldwide.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 (including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to October 2006,) and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 78th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving 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 than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 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.