Hawaiian Airlines first quarter net income jumps

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines' net income for the first three months of the year jumped to $7.3 million compared to less than $1 million the same period last year.

CEO Mark Dunkerley told a conference call with investors Tuesday the results were better than the company expected at the beginning of the year.

He says the company was able to fill a larger share of seats on its planes even as it expanded capacity.

Hawaiian reported operating revenue of $435.5 million, up from $365.5 million during the first quarter of last year.

Dunkerley says the airline will continue to diversify its revenue base by growing into international markets as well as growing its domestic business to maintain its strength there.

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