Hawaiian Airlines is studying the possibility of introducing nonstop flights to Europe with some of the six A330-800neo aircraft it has on order.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Dunkerley said that while the carrier is interested in potential flights from Honolulu to London, it is yet to look into whether the aircraft could provide the required range to operate the service.
Hawaiian Airlines utilises its twenty-three A330-200s and seven B767-300(ER)s on longhaul routes to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and across the US. The first deliveries of the A330-800neos are not expected until 2019.
Next year the carrier will receive its first of sixteen ordered A321neos, which will be utilised on routes to the US West Coast in order to free up the A330-200s for flights to Asia. Dunkerley says that while the airline has made some inquiries into the A380-800, they were mainly for informational purposes.
The US carrier is currently looking into adding about half a dozen new routes, Dunkerley told Bloomberg. They include points on the US East Coast, as well as Canada. In Asia, the carrier sees potential for additional flights to China and more services could be added to Australia.