Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for 16 Airbus A321neos, plus nine options. The order was previously announced in January. The aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2020, will be used on long-haul flights between Hawaii and the US West Coast.
According to a company statement, the transaction is “the latest step in Hawaiian’s phased fleet plan designed to supplement its current widebody fleet of 26 aircraft, expand its long-range fleet, and enable it to open new domestic and international nonstop services to Hawaii.”
Hawaiian reached key labor agreements with its pilot and flight attendant unions on the introduction of new aircraft earlier this year.
Hawaiian president and CEO Mark Dunkerley said, “As our Airbus fleet expands, so does our destination network. The addition of the A321neo to our fleet is expected to generate around 1,000 new jobs at our airline.”