1 Aug 2007

Hawaiian Airlines narrows net loss

10:28 am on 1 August 2007

Hawaiian Airlines has dramatically reduced its losses this year.

It reported a net loss of 26.4 million U.S. dollars in the second quarter of 2006 but its first quarter for this year showed that although losses had continued, these had reduced to 3.9 million dollars.

This is despite continued pressure on both its mainland and interisland routes.

The Honolulu Star reports that the airline's parent company, Hawaiian Holdings Incorporated, beat analysts' consensus earnings forecast by a nickel.

It recorded a loss of 8-US cents a share.

The airline has started to benefit from its recent company restructuring, as well as the outsourcing of accounting services to India and reservation activities to the Philippines.