Hawaiian Holdings, parent company to Hawaiian Airlines, reported $79.5 million in net income for the second quarter of 2016, up nearly 63% compared with Q2 2015.



In a statement, Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, cited factors including lower fuel costs, "robust demand for a Hawaii vacation" and "moderate industry capacity through the majority of our network" for the increase.

The carrier spent $83.7 million on fuel costs during the second quarter, saving nearly $29 million compared with Q2 2015.  

Total passenger revenue also improved for Hawaiian during the second quarter, climbing 4.1%, to more than $594.5 million, according to figures released by the company July 21.
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