Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., engages in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo in the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes). The company operates between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as its Scheduled Operations. In addition, the company operates various charter flights. As of December 31, 2013, its fleet consisted of 18 Boeing 717-200 aircraft for its Neighbor Island routes and 16 Boeing 767-300 aircraft and 14 Airbus A330-200 aircraft for its North America, International and charter routes. The company also purchased three ATR42 turboprop aircraft for the 'Ohana by Hawaiian Neighbor Island service to begin in 2014. Flight Operations The company’s flight operations are based in Honolulu, Hawai'i. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 208 scheduled flights with daily service on its North America routes between the State of Hawai'i and Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and scheduled service between the State of Hawai'i and New York City, New York; daily service on its Neighbor Island routes among the four major islands of the state of Hawai'i; daily service on its International routes between the State of Hawai'i and Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; and Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, Japan and scheduled service between the State of Hawai'i and Pago Pago, American Samoa; Papeete, Tahiti; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Sapporo and Sendai, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan; and other ad hoc charters. Aircraft Maintenance The company’s aircraft maintenance programs consist of a series of phased or continuous checks for each aircraft type. These checks are performed at specified intervals measured by calendar months, time flown or by the number of takeoffs and landings, or cycles operated. In addition, it performs inspections, repairs and modifications of its aircraft in response to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directives. The company has contracts with third-parties to provide certain maintenance on its aircraft and aircraft engines. Marketing and Ticket Distribution The company utilizes various distribution channels including its Website, www.hawaiianairlines.com, primarily for its North America and Neighbor Island routes, and travel agencies and wholesale distributors primarily for its International routes. The company’s Website, available in Japanese, Korean and Chinese, offers its customers information on its flight schedules, its HawaiianMiles frequent flyer program, the ability to book reservations on its flights or connecting flights with any of its code-share partners, the status of its flights, as well as the ability to purchase tickets or travel packages. The company also publishes fares with Web-based travel services, such as rbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire and Priceline. Competition North America: The company faces multiple competitors on its North America routes, including major network carriers, such as Alaska Airlines, American, United, Delta Air Lines and US Airways. Neighbor Island: The company’s Neighbor Island competitors consist of regional carriers, which include Island Air, Go! Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, and Pacific Wings. International: The company faces multiple competitors from both domestic and foreign carriers on its other non-stop International routes, such as daily flights between Honolulu and Sydney, Australia competing directly with Qantas Airways; scheduled flights between Honolulu and Manila, Philippines competing directly with Philippine Airlines; daily flights between Honolulu and Tokyo's Haneda International Airport competing directly with Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and indirectly competing with Delta Air Lines, United, and China Airlines which provide service to Honolulu from Tokyo's Narita International Airport; daily flights between Honolulu and Osaka, Japan competing directly with Japan Airlines and Delta Air Lines; daily flights between Honolulu and Fukuoka, Japan competing directly with Delta Air Lines; and daily flights between Honolulu and Seoul, South Korea competing directly with Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. Seasonality The company’s operations and financial results are subject to substantial seasonal and cyclical volatility, primarily due to leisure and holiday travel patterns. Demand levels are typically weaker in the first quarter of the year with stronger demand periods occurring during June, July, August, and December. Regulation Industry Regulations: The company is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FAA. It operates under a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the DOT (authorizing it to provide commercial aircraft service) as well as a Part 121 Scheduled Carrier Operating Certificate issued by the FAA. Environmental and Employee Safety and Health: U.S. federal laws that have a particular impact on the company include the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Certain of its operations are also subject to the oversight of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning employee safety and health matters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, and other federal agencies have been authorized to promulgate regulations that affect the company’s operations. History Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929. The company was incorporated in January 1929 under the laws of the Territory of Hawaii.
hawaiian holdings inc (HA:NASDAQ GS)
3375 Koapaka Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
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