Responding to consumer demand and with
four more Boeing 767-300 jets joining its fleet this fall, Hawaiian
Airlines is expanding its service to Hawaii from San Diego,
Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, commented, “Our fleet
expansion is allowing us to better accommodate the strong demand for our
wide-body service to Hawaii.”
Hawaiian is recalling 22 furloughed pilots and—having previously
recalled all remaining furloughed flight attendants—is hiring
approximately 100 new flight attendants to support the added flying. “In
addition to helping us spread our costs over a wider revenue base, this
expansion allows us to bring back more of our furloughed employees, which
is an important goal,” Dunkerley added.
Hawaiian had the highest load factor of all airlines nationally in both
2004 and 2005, and has retained its standing as the industry leader in load
factor through the first quarter of this year.
Starting September 6, Hawaiian is expanding its daily nonstop San
Diego-Maui service from summer flights only to service year-round. On
October 13, Hawaiian is increasing both its nonstop Seattle-Maui and
Portland-Maui flights to daily service, resulting in seven new flights per
week to Maui from the Pacific Northwest’s gateway cities.
Beginning November 19, Hawaiian is adding four weekly flights to its
nonstop Sacramento-Honolulu daily service increasing to 11 the total number
of weekly flights. Also that day, Hawaiian is expanding its
Seattle-Honolulu service with three additional flights per week, bringing
to 10 the total number of weekly flights served on this route.
For summer 2007, Hawaiian is converting one of its Los Angeles-Honolulu
flights from four flights weekly to daily service to accommodate peak
summer travel demand and increase nonstop service of its most popular route
to three flights daily.