Hawaiian Airlines Buying More Planes
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a new order with Airbus to buy five new A330-200 aircraft, with a scheduled delivery between 2013 and 2015, as well as purchase rights for an additional three A330’s. eTurboNews.com reports that Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO, Mark Dunkerley said “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. 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.” It seems as though Hawaiian has been announcing new routes to places all over the United States, and this can be reflected in the slew of new orders they are signing for new aircraft. eTurboNews.com also reports “All of Hawaiian’s new A330s will carry 294 passengers in a two-class configuration – 30 more passengers per aircraft than its current fleet of 16 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The new A330s are more fuel-efficient than the B767s and have a longer operating range, giving Hawaiian the option to open new nonstop routes between Hawaii and points throughout all of North America and eastern Asia.” As the new air crafts are phased in the number of seats that Hawaiian will be able to fill will be higher, and paired with increased fuel efficiency and longer ranges (up to 8,300 nautical miles) it seems as though the sky is the limit for Hawaiian Airlines. As anyone who has traveled with Hawaiian knows they are a top-notch provider in an industry who has had an increasingly shaky reputation. With these new planes Hawaiian airlines now has capabilities of reaching any major city across the world by non-stop flight, expect to see Hawaiian bringing even more travelers to Hawaii than ever before as they continue to grow and add more routes to their schedule.