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Hawaiian Airlines acquiring 2 new Airbus planes

Hawaiian Airlines acquiring 2 new Airbus planes

Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc., said Monday that it will acquire two new wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in addition to an agreement to buy up to 24 Airbus planes that the company announced earlier this year.
The two A330s will be leased from AWAS, an aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, and are scheduled to join Hawaiian's fleet in the first and second quarters of 2011, respectively.
Hawaiian also announced a separate agreement with AWAS to extend to 2011 the leases of two Boeing 767-300ER jets currently in its fleet. The newly leased A330s will ultimately replace the B767s with the extended leases.
The A330-200 seats 298 passengers in a two-class configuration and has an operating range of 5,500 nautical miles, which is significantly farther than Hawaiian's current fleet of B767-300ER aircraft.
The new aircraft, in addition to increasing the carrier's seating capacity and improving fuel efficiency, will give Hawaiian Airlines the ability to provide nonstop service to all of North America and eastern Asia.
In February, Hawaiian signed a purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire six A330-200 aircraft and six A350XWB-800 aircraft direct from the manufacturer, with purchase rights for an additional six A330-200s and six A350XWB-800s.
The first of the A330s under the previously announced purchase agreement will join the fleet in 2012, with the A350s scheduled for delivery starting in 2017. That purchase agreement has a total list-price value of roughly $4.4 billion, if the purchase rights to all 24 aircraft are exercised. Airlines typically negotiate discounts on list prices.
Airbus is a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co.


Updated : 2021-04-24 01:44 GMT+08:00