For the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, Hawaiian welcomed nearly 2.9 million guests, a record for the first quarter and an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year. Total traffic increased 6.1% on an increase of 4.6% in capacity. Load factor increased 1.2 points to 85.2%.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 300th aircraft in the Gulfstream G650 family. This milestone comes just over five years after the aircraft entered service in December 2012.
SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) (yesterday reported 153,600 block hours in March 2018, compared to 161,900 block hours in March 2017, a decrease of 8,300 or 5.1%.
UAL's March 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.5 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.8 percent versus March 2017. UAL's March 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.2 points compared to March 2017.