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Monday, March 25, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines Firms Order for 16 A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines placed a firm order for 16 Airbus A321neo aircraft, a $1.8 billion order according to current list prices. The order follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft in January, Airbus said.

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The Hawaiian carrier said the new planes will allow it to expand its network and add more flights between Hawaii and the west coast.

"Adding the superior comfort and operating efficiencies of the A321neo will secure Hawaiian's position as the Hawaii market leader in service quality, cost efficiency and choice of destinations from the U.S. West Coast throughout this decade and beyond," said Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

Airbus said the airline has not yet announced its engine selection for the new planes. The A321neo is scheduled to enter service in 2016. More

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