Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger traffic rose 2.8 percent in August as the state’s largest carrier filled more seats on its flights.
The number of people that Hawaiian transported rose to just over 1 million from 996,014 in the year-earlier period, the company said today. Its load factor, or the percentage of seats filled, increased 1.8 percentage points to 86.2 percent from 84.4 percent.
Revenue passenger miles, or one paying passenger transported one mile, rose 1 percent to 1.45 million from 1.43 million. Available seat miles, or one seat transported one mile, slipped 1.1 percent to 1.68 million from 1.70 million.