Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger traffic increased 4.1 percent in September as the company flew more seats than the year-earlier period.
The state’s largest carrier said today it transported 883,315 passengers compared with 848,252 in September 2015. The load factor, or percentage of seating capacity filled, increased 2.9 percentage points to 85.0 percent from 82.1 percent.
Available seat miles, or one seat transported one mile, rose 5 percent to 1.51 million from 1.44 million. Revenue passenger miles, or one paying passenger transported one mile, jumped 8.7 percent to 1.29 million from 1.18 million.
Separately, Hawaiian also revised upward its operating revenue per available seat mile and now expects it to be at the upper end of the prior guidance range. Hawaii projects the operating revenue per ASM to be up 0.5 percent to up 1.5 percent versus its prior guidance of down 1 percent to up 2 percent.
The airline is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on Oct. 18.