Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 at a ceremony held at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse.
“Today’s ceremony marks an important moment in the history of Hawaiian Airlines as we pursue our plans for growth and expansion,” said Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley. “These new Airbus aircraft will allow us to operate more efficiently and over greater distances, while also setting a new standard for passenger comfort and convenience.”
The new aircraft will arrive at Hawaiian’s Honolulu base on May 3, and is scheduled to enter service on the Honolulu-Los Angeles route from early June.
The airline is taking delivery of three A330s on lease this year, while the first of seven A330s purchased directly from Airbus will join the fleet from 2011. In addition, the airline has orders for six A350-800s, as well as purchase rights for an additional five A330s and six A350s.