Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger traffic dipped 1.6 percent in February despite filling up a greater percentage of its seats.
The state’s largest carrier reported today that it transported 828,582 people compared with 842,412 in the year-earlier period. Its load factor, or percentage of seats filled, increased 3.8 percentage points to 82.9 percent from 79.1 percent.
Revenue passenger miles, or one paying passenger transported one mile, rose 4.8 percent to 1.14 million from 1.09 million. Available seat miles, or one seat transported one mile, was virtually flat at 1.38 million.