Hawaiian Airlines July traffic jumps 10.4 percent

Hawaiian Airlines said Thursday its traffic jumped 10.4 percent in July on a slight increase in capacity.


Hawaiian flew paying passengers 745.4 million miles last month, compared with 675.4 million a year earlier.

Its capacity last month rose 1.9 percent. Hawaiian’s rate of occupancy, or how full its planes are, rose 6.5 percentage points to 85.2 percent.

So far this year, traffic is up 2.3 percent on a 3.1 percent increase in capacity. The carrier’s load factor, or occupancy rate, rose 0.6 percentage points to 83.4 percent.

Founded January 30, 1929 as Inter-Island Airways, Hawaiian Airlines operates a fleet of 34 Boeing 717 and Boeing 767 aircraft from its base in Honolulu to over 200 destinations in Hawaii, the South Pacific and the US. Hawaiian employs over 3700 airline professionals across its route structure. Continuing a remarkable streak of on-time consistency that began in 2004, Hawaiian Airlines led the nation’s carriers in punctuality for the fifth straight year in 2008.