Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines has ordered five more Airbus A330-200s.
Hawaiian Airlines began operating Airbus aircraft in 2010 (operating only the A330-200 so far) and now has agreed commitments for 22 A330-200s, including four which the airline is leasing from aircraft lessors. Hawaiian currently operates five A330-200s.
“Adding these additional A330-200s to our fleet over the next four years will support the continued expansion of our network and replacement of our current 767-300s,” says Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines’ president and CEO.
“Our guests have responded enthusiastically to the cabin comfort and amenities of the A330-200, which, together with the superior service of our front line employees, offer the best airline experience for travelers to Hawaii,” adds Dunkerley.
“This has been our best week of the year in terms of sales, outside the Paris Airshow and it is very gratifying that Hawaiian tops it off with an order for five new A330 widebodies to fulfill their ambitious growth plans,” remarks John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, customers. “Just a year-and-a-half ago, I said I hoped that Hawaiian‘s passengers and employees would come to love this aircraft, and that hope has proven to be a reality.”
Hawaiian’s new A330s, like the carrier’s existing Airbus A330-200 fleet, will seat 294 passengers in two-class configuration and will have a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles.
As of the end of October, there were 433 A330-200s in operation worldwide, with a backlog of firm orders of 131.
Hawaiian Airlines has also placed firm orders for six Airbus A350-800 widebody jets for delivery later in the decade.