Hawaiian Airlines announced the next step in its long-range fleet renewal and expansion plan with the signing of a new firm order with Airbus to purchase five new A330-200 aircraft for delivery between 2013 and 2015, with purchase rights for an additional three A330s.
With these five new A330s on order, Hawaiian will be adding 13 new A330s to its fleet between 2013 and 2015. This is in addition to the five A330s Hawaiian currently has in service and four new A330s that will join the fleet in 2012. The company has financing commitments in place for all of its 2012 deliveries and two of its 2013 orders.
Hawaiian’s A330 deliveries between 2013 and 2015 will provide, in part, for the retirement of 10 Boeing 767-300 aircraft over approximately the same period as the company continues its progressive transition to a new fleet of A330s and A350XWB-800 (Extra Wide-Body) aircraft for its North America and international service. Hawaiian’s net fleet growth during this period will be three aircraft.