Mokulele enjoys record-breaking month; Go passenger totals off in July


Mokulele Airlines carried 48,400 passengers in July, marking its highest monthly total since the company started offering interisland service in November 2008.

"Recently we reached important ticketing and distribution agreements with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Qantas Airlines and Travelocity," Scott Durgin, president and CEO of Mokulele Airlines, said in a statement. "These developments are significant signs of our growing commitment to the islands, so it's no surprise that both new and repeat customers increased in July."

Mokulele said the July reliability rate for its jet service was 99.3%. The company posted an on-time performance rate of 98%.

Meanwhile, 5.6% fewer passengers traveled on interisland carrier Go in July than during the same month last year.

The airline's July load factor, however, was up 3.5% from 2008 to 73.8% for the month.

"In spite of the very difficult economic climate which continues to impact Hawaii visitor numbers, we are pleased to have once again achieved a month of higher year-over-year load factor," Go Vice President Paul Skellon said in a statement. "It is important we continue to carefully match capacity with demand while maintaining a convenient, high-frequency interisland schedule for our business and leisure customers."

Go carried 72,573 passengers in July, off more than 4,300 from 2008.

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