Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines is purchasing an additional Airbus A330-200 and leasing two more A321neos. The acquisitions will enable the carrier to phase out its remaining Boeing 767s earlier than planned, with the type due to be retired by the end of 2018.
“The addition of these three aircraft provide for low- to mid-single-digit capacity growth over the remainder of the decade,” said Peter Ingram, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hawaiian Airlines. “At the same time, the accelerated retirement of the Boeing 767s from our fleet will simplify our operation and allow us to be more efficient.”
Hawaiian had already announced plans to acquire 16 A321neos, with the first deliveries starting early next year. The two additional airframes will join the carrier in early 2018 and take the fleet to 18 examples.
The airline says the A321neo will complement its existing fleet of 23 A330-200s on long haul routes between Hawaii and the US West Coast.
The additional A330 will be delivered to Hawaiian by the fourth quarter of 2017, growing the fleet to 24 aircraft. The airline also operates 20 narrow-body Boeing 717-200 and three ATR 42 turboprops.
Hawaiian has also introduced the first of three Moana-inspired liveries. The special scheme, which promotes the new Disney film, has been applied to A330-243 N392HA (c/n 1404).