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Hawaiian Airlines February Traffic Up; Load Factor Edges Down

3/7/2013 8:35 AM ET

Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (HA: Quote) the holding company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., Thursday reported a rise in passengers transported, revenue passengers miles, and available seat miles for the month of February versus the same period last year. However, load factor for the period was slightly down.

For the reporting period, the company transported approximately 751 thousand passengers, up 6.9 percent from approximately 702 thousand passengers transported last year.

Revenue passenger miles shot up 21.8 percent to 992.09 million miles from 814.34 million miles last year.

Available seat miles too rose 24.6 percent to 1.22 billion miles from 982.57 million miles a year earlier.

Load factor, that is the percentage of seating capacity filled, dropped to 81 percent from 82.9 percent a year back.

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