28 Oct 2008

Hawaiian Airlines announces acquisition of two new Airbus aircrafts

11:18 am on 28 October 2008

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the acquisition of two new wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft which the airline says will accelerate the start of the company's transition to a new Airbus fleet to 2011.

The two jets are in addition to the agreement that Hawaiian announced earlier this year to purchase up to 24 new Airbus aircraft.

Mark Dunkerley, the Hawaiian's president and CEO, says the additional aircraft underscore Hawaiian's commitment to future growth and to reaching new markets globally.

He says this will be a huge plus for Hawaii travellers and for the long-term health and diversity of Hawaii's tourism industry.