National Surveys Rank Hawaiian Highest of Domestic Airlines Serving Hawaii

HONOLULU – Two national travel surveys issued this month on domestic airline quality by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and Zagat Survey have both ranked Hawaiian Airlines higher than any other carrier offering service to Hawaii.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, commented, “Having sophisticated travelers nationwide rank us as one of the best carriers is a real honor. I'm proud of how our employees have made Hawaiian the traveler's first choice to Hawaii.”

Condé Nast Traveler published its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards in November, which tabulated the results of 28,000 survey respondents. Airlines were rated on the basis of cabin comfort, cabin service, entertainment options, food and beverages, and ticketing and ground services. Overall, Hawaiian ranked as the seventh best domestic airline – higher than any other carrier serving Hawaii.

Zagat Survey, the world's leading provider of consumer survey-based dining travel and leisure information, issued its findings on airlines this month using the opinions of more than 5,000 travelers nationwide. Respondents, who averaged 15 flights per year, rated airlines on their comfort, service, food, and website. Hawaiian ranked as the nation's sixth best domestic carrier – also higher than any other carrier serving Hawaii.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Celebrating its 77th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii'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 online at