Magazine Readers Rate Hawaiian Airlines as One of America's Best

HONOLULU, October 2, 2000 -- Readers of Travel & Leisure magazine have again ranked Hawaiian Airlines as one of the nation's Top 3 domestic carriers.

For the second year in a row, Travel & Leisure's 2000 World's Best Awards readers' survey ranked Hawaiian Airlines No. 3 in the Best Domestic Airline category. Only Midwest Express and Alaska Airlines won higher ratings.

The results of the survey, conducted for Travel & Leisure by Yankelovich Partners, Inc., were announced in the magazine's September issue.

For the ninth year in a row, Hawaiian Airlines also has been ranked among the Top 10 Domestic Airlines in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine's Readers' Choice survey. Hawaiian ranked seventh in that nationwide survey of more than 25,000 readers.

"These rankings and the many other awards we have received are tribute to our hard-working and dedicated Hawaiian Airlines employees, both in flight and on the ground," said John B. Happ, Hawaiian Airlines Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. "As Hawaii's flagship airline, we take seriously our commitment to the highest level of dependability and customer service."

Hawaiian's inflight service has won national and international awards for showcasing Hawaii Regional Cuisine as interpreted by top Island chefs, and presenting audio and video entertainment that highlights various aspects of Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian Airlines' HawaiianMiles frequent flyer program also has received recognition from Inside Flyer magazine as one of the best in the world. The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has also recognized Hawaiian Airlines with a Keep It Hawaii Award for projecting various aspects of Hawaiian culture.

Founded in Honolulu in 1929, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline and the nation's 12th largest carrier.

Hawaiian's all-jet fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-9s provides award-winning service on more than 140 jet flights daily among the Islands of Hawaii. Hawaiian also operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas widebody DC-10 aircraft between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Its DC-10 South Pacific service links Honolulu to American Samoa and Tahiti.

Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available via the airline's Web site at