Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines flew nearly 5 percent more passengers in February than it did during the same month last year.
Hawaiian Airlines is flying more people in 2015 but isn't filling every seat, reporting higher traffic for February but a lower load factor.
Hawaiian Airines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: HA), flew 786,382 passengers, a 4.7 percent increase from the same month in 2014. Traffic -- or revenue passenger miles -- rose 1.8 percent and capacity -- or available seat miles -- gained 4.3 percent. Its load factor was 77.9 percent, a decline of 1.9 percentage points.
For the first two months of the year, the carrier flew 1.63 million passengers, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same time period last year. Traffic grew 1.4 percent and capacity rose 5 percent, while its load factor dropped 2.7 percentage points.
Jason Ubay covers tourism and finance for Pacific Business News.