The six long-haul, twin-engine, widebody aircraft will join Hawaiian’s fleet of three A330-200s and an existing firm-order backlog of another seven A330-200s and six...

Hawaiian Airlines, which became a new Airbus operator this year, has placed a firm order for an additional six A330-200s.

The six long-haul, twin-engine, widebody aircraft will join Hawaiian’s fleet of three A330-200s and an existing firm-order backlog of another seven A330-200s and six A350 XWBs.


Hawaiian Airlines’ A330-200s transport 294 passengers in a two-class configuration outfitted with individual in-seat, in-flight entertainment systems. Like the A330s already in Hawaiian’s fleet, the six additional aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

“These additional widebody A330s will give us more flexibility to pursue domestic and international expansion opportunities, replace our existing Boeing 767 fleet and improve our ability to compete profitably in the coming years,” says Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines launched a new era of service on June 4, 2010 with the inaugural flight of its new Airbus A330-200, the first of up to 27 new A330s and A350 XWBs that the company will introduce to its fleet in the coming decade. Hawaiian's first A330 is shown here being pushed back from the gate at Honolulu International Airport to depart on its inaugural flight to Los Angeles

With a typical range capability of 6,850 nautical miles (for two-class configuration), the A330-200 can cover all ranges from short-haul to true long-haul. The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, and includes Freighter, VIP, and Military Transport/Tanker variants, has now attracted firm orders for more than 1,100 aircraft.

Orders for the A350 XWB stand at more than 570 from 35 customers.