Hawaii Hawaiian Airlines sets new passenger record in 2012 By Shane Nelson / January 18, 2013 Share 1 -- Hawaiian Airlines transported nearly 9.5 million passengers in 2012, an increase of 9.4% over the year prior and a new annual high for the carrier. Hawaiian saw revenue-producing miles, bolstered by new international routes in Asia and its first ever daily nonstop to New York, jump 20% year over year, according to figures released by the airline earlier this month. The carrier’s load factor dipped slightly, however, slipping 1.1 percentage points to an average of 82.3% in 2012. Hawaiian transported more than 812,000 passengers in December of last year, also a new record and an increase of 9.7% over the same month in 2011. The airline’s December load factor was off nearly 3 percentage points year over year, however, dropping to 79.9%.