Hawaiian Airlines collected more revenue from baggage fees in the July-September period than any other quarter in the company’s history.
The state’s largest carrier brought in $20.9 million in baggage fees to boost its nine-month total to $57.2 million, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Last quarter’s baggage fees represented a 9.3 percent increase from $19.1 million in the year-earlier quarter.
Hawaiian also received $5.5 million from reservation cancellation and change fees. That was up 19.1 percent from $4.6 million in the year-ago period.
Island Air took in $1.1 million in baggage fees, up 24.3 percent from $874,000 in the year-ago quarter. Island Air’s reservation cancellation and changes fees grew 53.3 percent to $164,000 from $107,000.