Hawaiian Airlines yesterday took delivery of the first Airbus A320neo produced at the Airbus US Manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.
The aircraft will join three other A321neo aircraft currently operating in Hawaiian’s fleet. A special ceremony took place at the facility on 11 June to mark the delivery.
Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will power 18 firm A321neo aircraft for Hawaiian Airlines, which plans to operate the fleet on routes like Portland-Maui, Oakland-Kauai and Los Angeles-Kona.
Hawaiian Airlines’ executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jon Snook said: “We look forward to expanding our fleet with this fuel-efficient, quiet and environmentally-friendly GTF-powered aircraft, which have been performing exceptionally well for our operations between the US West Coast and Hawaii.”