Hawaiian Airlines transported 691,166 passengers in September, an increase of 5% when compared to the same month in 2010.

The carrier’s load factor slipped, however, dropping 1.5 percentage points year over year, to 84.2%, according to figures released by the company Oct. 6.

Thanks in part to recently inaugurated routes in Asia, Hawaiian’s revenue passenger miles increased substantially in September, jumping 19.4% year over year, to more than 837 million.

Year to date through September, Hawaiian said it had transported 6.5 million passengers, an increase of 2.6% from the first nine months of last year, while its load factor slipped 1 percentage point, to 84.4%.
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