Hawaiian Holdings has completed the purchase of
its first ATR 42 twin-turboprop aircraft, and has a purchase
agreement in place to acquire a second plane to be delivered in
The previously owned planes are being
acquired from ASL Aviation Group Limited of Dublin, Ireland.
The aircraft will be used to inaugurate new
passenger service to Moloka‘i and Läna‘i in 2013.
configured for neighbor island use, the planes will seat 44 to 50
“These are the ideal aircraft for service to the
less populated islands in our state,” said Mark Dunkerley,
president and CEO of Hawaiian Holdings, parent company of Hawaiian
Airlines. “This new service will complement the B717 jet
service offered by Hawaiian Airlines as well as provide the
additional service that Moloka‘i and Läna‘i residents have been requesting.”
The new turboprop service will operate separately
from Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian Holdings is currently
developing the name and brand identity of the new entity.
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