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Monday, January 7, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines to Purchase 16 Airbus A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines signed an agreement with Airbus to acquire 16 A321neo aircraft, a $2.8 billion value at current list prices.

The aircraft are scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2020, and the agreement includes options for an additional nine A321neos. The airline said the new planes will be used on long-haul flights between Hawaii and the west coast.

"This is a significant investment in the future of both Hawaiian and Hawai'i. Our tourism-based economy and local employment will benefit as we continue our strategy of diversifying our business while improving the efficiency of our operation," said Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The agreement with Airbus is contingent upon Hawaiian signing new agreements with its pilots and flight attendant unions regarding operation of the new aircraft type. More

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