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Hawaiian Airlines Flies Over 11M Passengers in 2016

January 10, 2017, 1:30 PM HST
* Updated January 10, 12:34 PM
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Hawaiian Airlines Inc. reported a record 11,050,911 passengers in 2016—a 3.5% increase over the previous year.

Hawai’i’s largest and longest-serving airline recently announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month, quarter and full year ending December 2016.

Airline officials say the record passenger count in 2016 marks 12 straight years of growth as the airline continues to expand its network and fleet.

In July Hawaiian launched daily non-stop service between Narita and Honolulu International Airports, and last month it inaugurated tri-weekly service between Haneda and Kona International Airports.

Last summer, Hawaiian added one A330-200 aircraft (bringing the company’s A330 fleet to 23) and took delivery of two Boeing B717-200s in November and December for a total of 20 of the aircraft type.

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Hawaiian Airlines Inc. a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., also operates eight Boeing 767s on transpacific routes and three turboprop ATR-42 through its interisland subsidiary, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian.

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