Interisland carrier Go Mokulele reported a load factor of 67.8% for its flights in October, an increase of 2.9% when compared with the same month last year.

The airline carried fewer passengers year over year, however, transporting a total of 58,143 travelers, or 5.8% less than in October 2009.

"While traffic is lower than last year, we are seeing improvements," Jonathan Ornstein, CEO of Mesa Air Group, said in a statement. "Year-to-date traffic is down 15% over 2009. However, in October we experienced a higher load factor and saw the gap narrow to a 9% year-over-year decline. With our convenient schedules and consistently low fares, we continue working to make an important contribution to the growth and development of tourism and other business throughout the state."

Through October, Go Mokulele's load factor was 67.2%, inching up .3% from the same period a year ago.

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