To meet the company’s current growth needs and
prepare for the first of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft,
Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting new employees.
In recent months, Hawaiian has filled more than
100 positions for aircraft mechanics, service representatives,
contract agents, ramp agents, maintenance and cleaning personnel.
By early 2010, an additional 170 jobs will be
added, including 25 new pilots and up to 30 flight
attendants, to accommodate Hawaiian’s expansion when the first
A330 joins the fleet next April 2010.
The widebody, twin-aisle Airbus A330 aircraft
will seat 294 passengers in a two-class configuration and have an
operating range of 6,050 nautical miles, giving Hawaiian the
ability to fly nonstop to all of North America and points in
“Everyone at Hawaiian has worked hard to keep
our company in the enviable position of pursuing our growth
strategy,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO.
“We’re delighted to be doing our part in helping the state’s
economy by welcoming these new employees and the many more that
will be joining us in the months ahead.”
Hawaiian currently has 3,756 employees, of which
more than 90% live and work in Hawaii. The airline carried nearly
7.9 million passengers in 2008.
In February 2008, Hawaiian signed a purchase
agreement with Airbus to acquire six wide-body A330-200 aircraft
and six A350XWB-800 (Extra Wide- Body) aircraft, as well as
purchase rights for an additional six of each model. In October
2008, the company signed lease agreements to acquire an additional
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