HONOLULU – July 10, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines led the nation’s 15 largest carriers in on-time performance during the month of May, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Hawaiian earned the DOT’s #1 ranking with its flights arriving on time at a rate of 94.7 percent, exceeding the industry average by 11.3 percentage points.
In the category of fewest flight cancellations, Hawaiian was barely edged out of the top spot for May despite having only three cancellations out of 6,246 total flights, or less than 0.1 percent.
Hawaiian provides daily nonstop service to Hawai‘i from 11 gateway cities in North America – more cities than any other carrier – using Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, making it the only carrier to offer wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all transpacific flights.
Hawai‘i’s largest and longest-serving carrier is also the leading provider of air service between the islands of Hawai‘i.
The DOT report is available at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm.
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 between Honolulu and Sapporo, Japan and Brisbane, Australia will begin in October and November 2012, respectively. 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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