Hawaiian Airlines has welcomed its eighth new
Airbus A330-200 to its fleet, the third of four that will be
delivered this year en route to an eventual fleet size of twenty
The new A330 was flown from Toulouse to John F.
Kennedy Airport in New York, where it was used for training in
advance of Hawaiian’s service launch there on 4 June. It then
operated Flight 3 from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
The aircraft will be used on long haul
routes throughout the Pacific, as well as to the East Coast.
Each new Hawaiian A330 is named for a
constellation or star used by the ancient Polynesians for
celestial navigation when making their voyages across the Pacific
Hawaiian has named its latest A330 “Nahiku”, the
Hawaiian name to describe the Big Dipper.
Hawaiian plans to take delivery of one more new
A330 this year in June, which will bring the company total to
nine. Hawaiian will also take delivery of thirteen new A330s
between 2013 and 2015.
The new A330s are more fuel-efficient and have a
longer operating range than the B767s, giving Hawaiian the option
to open new nonstop routes between Hawaii and points throughout
North America and eastern Asia.
In addition, all of Hawaiian’s wide-body,
twin-aisle A330s offer customer amenities that include a spacious
interior highlighted by increased legroom, and state-of-the-art,
on-demand entertainment system with high-resolution LCD
touch-screen monitor in each seatback.
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