Hawaiian Airlines signs firm order for 5 more A330s

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines has grown its order for Airbus A330-200s - today signing for an additional five aircraft. Hawaiian became a new Airbus operator just last year and now has a commitment of 22 A330 aircraft - including four that are leased. The airline currently operates five A330-200s. Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, 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." "This has been our best week of the year in terms of sales, outside the Paris Airshow and it is very gratifying that Hawaiian tops it off with an order for five new A330 wide-bodies to fulfil their ambitious growth plans, "said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. "Just a year-and-a-half ago, I said I hoped that Hawaiian's passengers and employees would come to love this aircraft, and that hope has proven to be a reality."

Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Nov 18, 2011