Mokulele Airlines, the newest member of Hawaii's interisland service market, said it carried approximately 40,500 passengers during the month of May, an increase of more than 34% over its previous busiest month.

"Over the past few months, we've marked a number of milestones that underscore both our steady growth and our commitment to maintaining it," said Scott Durgin, interim president and CEO of Mokulele Airlines. "We have added a distribution agreement with Expedia and a ticketing agreement with Continental, with similar announcements to come soon, and our new service to Hilo has seen a great response from both residents and visitors."

Dispatch reliability for the airline's interisland jet service was 100% during May, meaning there were no day-of-departure cancellations in the month. According to the June 3 statement, Mokulele's year-to-date dispatch reliability is 99.8%. The company also said its May on-time performance was 96.6%, and year to date it stands at 97.3%.

Mokulele began offering interisland jet service in Hawaii in November 2008.

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