Hawaiian has announced changes to their fleet which includes the purchase of one A330-200 and leasing two A321neos. With this minor change marks the retirement and phase-out of the Boeing 767-300s by the end of 2018.
The Airline had announced a few years ago that there are plans to add 16 A321neos by 2017, but with the two leased aircraft, it brings the total to 18 by 2020.
“The addition of these three aircraft provide for low- to mid-single-digit capacity growth over the remainder of the decade,” said Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines. “At the same time, the accelerated retirement of the Boeing 767s from our fleet will simplify our operation and allow us to be more efficient.”
Since the A321s are long range aircraft, it will help with the airline’s continued growth plan. The current 23 A330-200s will be joined by the new A330 making the total 24 in Q4 2017. Hawaiian fleet also consists of 20 Boeing 717-200s and three ATR-42s for short inter-island flights.