Superferry ridership up 40%

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Business has been good for the Hawaii Superferry.  Ridership continues to increase with the number of passengers voyaging on the ferry in July up by 40% over June figures.

More than 36,000 passengers and 9,200 vehicles traveled between Oahu and Maui during the month of July, averaging 390 passengers and 99 vehicles per voyage.

"We have operated over 400 voyages now and we're equally pleased with the feedback we've been receiving from passengers," said Tom Fargo, Hawaii Superferry President & CEO.

An independent survey reports 92% of passengers rate their overall experience on the Superferry as "very good," which is the highest rating.

"Lower cost" and "wanting to try it" were the two major reasons passengers say they are using the Hawaii Superferry.