Interisland carrier Go Mokulele reported a load factor of 69.7% for its flights in March, a 3.1% increase from the same month in 2009.
The airline's total number of passengers carried was off, though, dropping 9.5%, to 57,952. Revenue passenger miles were also lower, sinking 17.6%, to just under 7.6 million. Available seat miles plunged 21.3%, to 11.04 million.
"Demand for interisland travel remained soft in March compared to the same period last year, reflecting the overall decline in visitor numbers to Hawaii and the continuing difficult economic climate," Paul Skellon, the vice president for Go, said in a statement. "We feel certain, however, that as the global economy improves, Hawaii will continue to be a very desirable vacation, conference and business destination for an increasing number of travelers from all parts of the world."