POSTED: 6:19 p.m. HST, Sep 7, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 6:28 p.m. HST, Sep 7, 2010
Hawaiian Airlines' passenger traffic increased 5.5 percent in August from a year earlier as the carrier offered more seats and filled up a higher percentage of its planes.
The carrier transported 787,854 last month versus 746,646 in August 2009 while its load factor, or percentage of seats filled, rose 2.6 percentage points to 88 percent from 85.4 percent.
Available seat miles, or one seat transported one mile, increased 11 percent to 954.5 million from 860.1 million while revenue passenger miles jumped 14.3 percent to 840.1 million from 734.8 million.