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In A Year Marked by Improvements, Hawaiian Airlines Sets New Passenger Record

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Hawaiian Airlines has set a new passenger record with 11,050,911 passengers carried in 2016. This is an increase of 3.5 percent over 2015.

This new record marks 12 straight years of growth for the airline.

Hawaiian is expanding its network and fleet, while upgrading products and services and offering travellers more flight options to and between the Hawaiian Islands.

More Destinations

Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai’i from eleven U.S. gateway cities, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Hawaiian also operates approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

In July of last year, Hawaiian launched daily non-stop service between Narita and Honolulu international airports.

Hawaiian launched thrice-weekly service between Haneda and Kona international airports last month.

Fleet Development

Hawaiian added one A330-200 aircraft to its fleet last summer, bringing the total number of A330s operated by the airline to 23. The airline also took delivery of two Boeing B717-200s in November and December of 2017 bringing the total aircraft of this type to 20.

Hawaiian also operates eight Boeing 767s on transpacific routes and three turboprop ATR-42 aircraft through its inter-island subsidiary, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’.

In December, the Company announced its intention to early retire its fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft by the end of 2018.

Passenger Experience Upgrades

Hawaiian has also made significant investments in its passenger experience.

The airline recently unveiled a wholly custom Premium Cabin, featuring lie-flat seating and luxury amenities, additional Extra Comfort seating, and a first-class auction upgrade service called Bid Up.

Hawaiian was also just named the best airline for on-time performance during 2016 in OAG’s rankings published this month.

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