Hawaiian Airlines continues growth trend in 2016

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) carried a record 11,050,911 guests, a 3.5 percent increase over the previous year, the airline said.

The record passenger count in 2016 marks 12 straight years of growth as the airline continues to expand its network and fleet.

In July Hawaiian launched daily non-stop service between Narita and Honolulu International Airports, and in December it inaugurated triweekly service between Haneda and Kona International Airports.

During summer 2016, Hawaiian added one A330-200 aircraft (bringing the company´s A330 fleet to 23), and took delivery of two Boeing B717-200s in November and December for a total of 20 of the aircraft type. The company also operates eight Boeing 767s on transpacific routes and three turboprop ATR-42 through its interisland subsidiary, ´Ohana by Hawaiian.

Now in its 88th year of continuous service, Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai´i from 11 US gateway cities, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. The airline also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings.