Exhibit 99.1
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 29, 2015
 
COMPANY CONTACT:
Shannon Okinaka, SVP & CFO - (808) 835-3700
Shannon.Okinaka@HawaiianAir.com
 
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
Ashlee Kishimoto, Sr. Director - (808) 838-5421
Ashlee.Kishimoto@HawaiianAir.com
 
 
 
 
 
MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT:
Alison Croyle, Director - (808) 835-3886
Alison.Croyle@HawaiianAir.com
 
Hawaiian Holdings Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
 
HONOLULU — January 29, 2015 — Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) (“Holdings” or the “Company”), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014.
 
·                  GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of $11.1 million or $0.17 per diluted share. For the full year, GAAP net
income of $68.9 million or $1.10 per diluted share.
·                  Adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of $26.1 million or $0.40 per diluted share, an increase of $14.1 million or $0.18 cents per diluted share year-over-year. For the full year, adjusted net income grew to $97.1 million or $1.55 per diluted share compared to $46.6 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the prior year.
·                  Operating revenue increased to $575 million for the fourth quarter and $2.3 billion for the full year. This resulted in an operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) increase of 6.1%, year-over-year for the fourth quarter, and for the full year an increase of 5.6% year-over-year.
 
“2014 finished on a high note with the company posting much better results than a year ago,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive officer. “We served more customers than ever before, grew revenues, improved profitability and strengthened our balance sheet. I have our employees to thank for Hawaiian’s performance on the ground, in the air and in our financial statements. Their hard work helps overcome the advantage that our competitors generate through their massive size alone. 2015 will be another year of improvement as long as demand, fuel and industry capacity in our marketplaces remain as forecast.”

Statistical data, as well as a reconciliation of the reported non-GAAP financial measures, can be found in the accompanying tables.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
As of December 31, 2014 the Company had:
 
·                  Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $524 million.
·                  Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of approximately $1,050 million consisting of the following:
·                  $714 million outstanding under secured loan agreements to finance a portion of the purchase price for 11 Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
·                  $137 million outstanding under secured loan agreements to finance a portion of the purchase price for 15 Boeing 717-200 aircraft.
·                  $102 million in capital lease obligations to finance the acquisition of an Airbus A330-200, two Boeing 717-200 aircraft and aircraft-related equipment.
·                  $30 million outstanding under floating rate notes to finance the acquisition of two Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.
·                  $67 million of outstanding Convertible Senior Notes.

2014 Highlights

 Operational
 
·                  Ranked #1 nationally for on-time performance for all reported months in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report.
·                  Carried a record 10.2 million passengers in 2014.
 
New routes and increased frequencies
 
·                  Launched new non-stop service from Beijing to Honolulu in April 2014.
·                  Expanded service in the Bay Area with the reintroduction of non-stop service from San Jose to Honolulu in May 2014 and launched new non-stop service from San Francisco to Maui in November 2014.
·                  Expanded service in Southern California with non-stop service from Los Angeles to Maui in May 2014 and the addition of a second daily summer seasonal service. Announced that the second daily seasonal service will return for the summer of 2015.
·                  Operated new neighbor island seasonal service from Oakland and Los Angeles directly to Lihu'e and Kona in the summer of 2014. Announced that this seasonal service will return for the summer of 2015.
·                  Launched 'Ohana by Hawaiian turboprop operation, reintroducing service from Honolulu to Moloka'i and Lana'i in March 2014. Expanded the network with the addition of flights between Maui and Moloka'i, Kona and Hilo in July.

Product and loyalty

·                  Announced the refresh of interiors in the B717-200 aircraft for a consistent seat configuration throughout the fleet.
·                  Introduced Extra Comfort premium economy seats in the A330-200 aircraft in August 2014.
·                  Entered into a new code-share agreement with Air China.

Fleet and financing

·                  Retired $54 million of A330 bank debt.
·                  Repurchased $15 million (principal amount) or 18% of convertible notes outstanding.
·                  Executed a purchase agreement with Airbus for six A330-800neo aircraft with deliveries starting in 2019, replacing the previous order for six A350XWB-800 aircraft.
·                  Entered into a new revolving credit facility that has availability of up to $175 million.
·                  Added five new A330-200 aircraft and returned or retired two Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

First Quarter and Full Year 2015 Outlook
 
The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015 and the full year ending December 31, 2015, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 or the year ended December 31, 2014, as applicable (the results for which are presented for reference).

 
 
First Quarter
 
 
Item
 
2014
 
First Quarter 2015 Guidance
Cost per ASM Excluding Fuel (cents)
 
8.51

 
Up 1.5% to up 4.5%
Operating Revenue Per ASM (cents)
 
12.99

 
Down 3.5% to down 6.5%
ASMs (millions)
 
4,039.0

 
Up 3.5% to up 5.5%
Gallons of jet fuel consumed (millions)
 
55.2

 
Up 2% to up 4%
Economic fuel cost per gallon (a)
 
$3.10

 
$2.05 to $2.15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Year
 
 
Item
 
2014
 
Full Year 2015 Guidance
Cost per ASM Excluding Fuel (cents)
 
8.15

 
Up in the low single digit range
ASMs (millions)
 
17,073.6

 
Up 3% to up 6%
Gallons of jet fuel consumed (millions)
 
230.2

 
Up 1% to up 4%
Economic fuel cost per gallon (a)
 
$3.03

 
$1.90 to $2.00

(a) Economic fuel cost per gallon estimates are based on the January 21, 2015 fuel forward curve.

Investor Conference Call
 
Hawaiian Holdings’ quarterly earnings and full year conference call is scheduled to begin today (January 29, 2015) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (USA). The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Investors may listen to the live audio webcast on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.HawaiianAirlines.com. For those who are not available for the live webcast, the call will be archived and available for 90 days on Hawaiian’s investor website.
 
About Hawaiian Airlines
 
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page.

Forward-Looking Statements
 
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance.  Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s expectations regarding cost per available seat mile excluding fuel, operating revenue per available seat mile, available seat miles and gallons of jet fuel consumed, each for the quarter ending March 31, 2015 and the equivalent measures for full year 2015; our CEO's statement regarding expected results for the remainder of the year; and statements as to other matters that do not relate strictly to historical facts or statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.  Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are also intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to accurately forecast quarter and year-end results; economic volatility; the price and availability of aircraft fuel; fluctuations in demand for transportation in the markets in which the Company operates; the Company’s dependence on tourist travel; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the Company’s ability to continue to implement its growth strategy and related cost reduction goals.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions referred to above that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements also include the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in the Company’s other public filings and public announcements, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof.  The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied herein will not be realized.


The following information was filed by Hawaiian Holdings Inc (HA) on Thursday, January 29, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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