New Hawaiian Air planes to early retire fleet of Boeing 767 by end of 2018

LIHUE — Hawaiian Airlines will add three new aircraft to its fleet, the airlines announced on Monday.

The addition of a A330-200 aircraft and the lease of two A321neos will enable Hawaiian to retire its fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft by the end of 2018 while supporting growth of its medium and long-haul missions.

“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.”

The airlines previously announced plans to phase in 16 new A321neo aircraft beginning in 2017. The arrival of the three aircraft in early 2018 will bring its total fleet of A321neos aircraft to 18 by 2020.

The long-range, single-aisle A321neo will complement Hawaiian’s current fleet of 23 Airbus A330-200 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft on long-haul routes between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast.

The additional A330 aircraft will bring Hawaiian’s total fleet of A330s to 24 by the fourth quarter 2017. The airline also operates 20 narrow-body Boeing 717-200 and three ATR-42 aircraft for neighbor island flying.

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