Airline traffic increased 11.5% for Hawaiian Airlines Inc.

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Traffic increases for Hawaiian Airlines

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines Inc. said Wednesday that traffic jumped 11.5 percent in November as the airline offered more seats and flew planes with more passengers.

The Honolulu-based carrier said paying passengers traveled 718 million miles last month compared with 644 million in November 2009.

The airline increased passenger-carrying capacity 10.5 percent to 844 million available seat miles, a product of miles flown multiplied by seats on the plane.

Average occupancy also increased nearly 1 percentage point to 85.2 percent.