Hawaiian Airlines flying 82% full

Published: May. 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Airlines is flying 13 percent more passenger miles than last year, after expanding capacity by the same amount.

The airline is still flying 82 percent full as a result of increasing revenue passenger miles as much as available seat miles, based on data released by the company Monday.

An increase of roughly 75 million available seat miles brought the airline total capacity to more than 1 billion ASMs. Traffic was 882 million RPMs, up more than 100 RPMs from last year at the same time.

Hawaiian has added flights both to Asia and the U.S. West Coast, while also making incremental increases in capacity by replacing Boeing jets with new Airbus aircraft that carry 30 more people per flight.

Its expansion continues, with service to New York JFK launching in June, and two more Airbus A300-200 jets due for delivery by summer.

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