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09 March 2010
09. March 2010 Commercial Aircraft

Hawaiian orders one more A330-200 for long-haul operation


Hawaiian Airlines is boosting the eco-efficiency of its long-range fleet with the purchase of another A330-200 aircraft, to be delivered in 2011.

Adds eco-efficiency to the fleet

Hawaiian Airlines, which becomes a new Airbus operator this spring, has placed a firm order for an additional A330-200 aircraft.  The purchase joins an existing Hawaiian order for six A330-200s and six A350 XWB-800s from Airbus, as well as three leased A330s that will be operated by the airline.

The newly ordered aircraft will be delivered in 2011 and will transport 294 passengers in a comfortable two-class configuration.  All of the A330 aircraft operated by the airline will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent engines.

“We are delighted by the additional vote of confidence from Hawaiian, which has chosen Airbus aircraft for its long-range fleet expansion,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer - Customers.  “The A330 offers unrivaled fuel efficiency as well as passenger comfort, while also producing very low emissions and noise.  I’m confident that Hawaiian’s passengers and employees will come to love this aircraft.”

With a true wide-body fuselage creating very high comfort standards, the A330-200 is able to accommodate seat and class configurations to suit diverse customer requirements. Its large under-floor cargo holds can also carry standard pallets and containers side-by-side. It also has the excellent operational flexibility necessary to serve a wide range of route structures, providing operators with very low operating cost per seat.

The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used wide body aircraft in service today. To date, Airbus has won more than 1,000 orders for the various versions of the aircraft. More than 600 A330s have already been delivered and the aircraft is currently flying with over 80 airlines worldwide.

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