MIAMI — Hawaiian Airlines has announced today that it will add three new aircraft to its fleet with the purchase of one A330-200 and the lease of two additional A321neos.
“The addition of these three aircraft provide for low- to mid-single-digit capacity growth over the remainder of the decade,” Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement.
According to the Honolulu-based carrier, the newly ordered aircraft will mark the retirement of the Boeing 767-300 fleet, which currently averages 17.8 years of service.
“At the same time, the accelerated retirement of the Boeing 767s from our fleet will simplify our operation and allow us to be more efficient,” Ingram continued.
Hawaiian Airlines will take delivery of this Airbus A330-200 by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing the total fleet of A330s to 24. The A321s will start arriving to the airline in 2017, taking a total of 18 by 2020.
To date, the airline’s fleet includes 23 Airbus A330-200s, eight Boeing 767-300s, 18 Boeing 717-200s, two ATR 72s and three ATR-42s. Back in December 2014, placed a firm order for six A330-800s, becoming the first customer in North America of the next generation variant of the A330 family aircraft.