HONOLULU – Nov. 13, 2006 - Hawaiian Airlines is the top-rated carrier providing service for Hawaii, as judged in the 2006 Readers' Choice Survey published this month by Condé Nast Traveler. This is the third straight year the magazine's readers have ranked Hawaiian the top airline for Hawaii. Overall, Hawaiian is ranked third highest nationally behind JetBlue and Midwest airlines.
“As the flag carrier of Hawaii, we take tremendous pride in sharing our special culture and are delighted to see the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler recognize the quality of Hawaiian's service,” noted Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO.
On transpacific flights, Hawaiian offers its signature, award-winning “Hawaii Starts Here” inflight service. Hawaii's largest and longest-serving carrier showcases the culture, people and beauty of the islands with its specially produced “Hawaiian Skies” onboard video program. In addition, Hawaiian provides complimentary meal service with an island-style flair designed by renowned chef and restaurateur Beverly Gannon of Maui.
Appealing to sophisticated travelers, Condé Nast Traveler is one of the visitor industry's most respected publications. Nearly 28,000 survey respondents rated a wide range of domestic and international travel providers, including airlines, hotels, cruise lines, etc. Airlines were evaluated based on cabin comfort, cabin service, entertainment options, food and beverages, and ticketing and ground services.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian was the nation's number one carrier for on-time service, fewest flight cancellations and best baggage service reliability in 2005, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 77th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. 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 and PCX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.