Hawaiian Air continues to break records
Hawaiian Airlines is marking 13 consecutive years of growth, with 2017 seeing it move more passengers than the year prior. The carrier cited its growth due to the continued expansion its network and fleet.
The airline announced today that it carried 11,505,324 passengers last year, representing a 4.1 percent increase over 2016.
Hawaiian revised its expectations for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, as it expects its operating revenue per ASM to be at the favorable end of the prior guidance range due to stronger than expected close in bookings.
The airline is also raising its estimates for gallons of jet fuel consumed due to higher than expected payloads, and is raising its estimates for operating costs per ASM (CASM) excluding fuel and special items due to higher than expected revenue related expenses and the shift of certain operating expenses into 2017 that were originally expected in 2018.
Excluding the impact of these items, Hawaiian Airlines’ expectations of CASM, excluding fuel and special items, would be roughly in line with the prior fourth quarter and full year 2017 guidance.