Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its
first U.S.-produced Airbus A321.
The aircraft, delivered from the
Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is also the
first new engine option aircraft (neo) delivered from Airbus’ U.S.
facility. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW1000G high-bypass
geared turbofan engine.
“We are honored to accept the delivery of
the first A321neo from the Airbus Manufacturing facility,” said
Jon Snook, executive vice president and chief operating officer at
Hawaiian Airlines. “The A321neo is the ideal aircraft for us to
share our Hawaiian hospitality with more guests as we grow our
western U.S. network and provide greater access to our entire
island chain. We look forward to more deliveries from Mobile.”
Hawaiian currently offers daily non-stop A321neo flights from
Portland and Long Beach to Honolulu. The carrier will announce additional A321neo routes between the U.S. West Coast and the
Hawaiian Islands as it welcomes a total of 18 aircraft through
A321neo operates 15% more efficiently than its A321ceo
predecessor and by 2020 will operate 20% more
Airbus aircraft are now produced around the
clock, 24 hours a day, at facilities in Mobile, Alabama; Hamburg,
Germany; Toulouse, France; and Tianjin, China.