Honolulu - Airbus has delivered the first A321neo with Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines to a US customer. The A321neo was handed over to Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu International Airport. The first scheduled flight with the new aircraft is scheduled for January 8, 2018, on the Kahului-Oakland route.
Hawaiian Airlines expects the second delivery later this year. In total, 16 A321neo will be delivered to the American airline operator from 2018 onwards. With the new fleet, the route network will be further expanded, both the connection to US cities and to international destinations.
Hawaiian Airlines extends its route network with the commissioning of the A321neo. The maiden flight will take place on January 8, 2018.
The first Airbus A321neo was handed over at Honolulu International Airport with a ceremony, the airline's home base. At the same time, Hawaiian is the first US airline to commission the new Pratt & Whitney powered model.
The cabin will accommodate 189 passengers: 16 in First Class, 45 in Premium Economy Class and 128 in Economy Class. Passengers enjoy wireless content streaming and can store their carry-on luggage in additional compartments. The new aircraft was christened "Maile", a native vine used on festive occasions in Hawaii.
Hawaiian Airlines extends its route network with the commissioning of the A321neo. While the maiden flight will take place on an existing route, the Kahului - Portland connection on 18 January 2018. The seasonal offer is scheduled to begin on April 11, 2018, between Lihue and Oakland. During the summer, the route follows Kona - Los Angeles. In addition to connecting to eleven US cities, the medium-haul aircraft will also fly to 10 international destinations, including Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti. With the introduction of new A321neo(s) at Hawaiian, other aircraft types will be withdrawn from flights to the US West Coast and used on long-haul routes.