Honolulu - Hawaiian Airlines is removing its Boeing 767s from its fleet earlier than expected. There are still six Boeing 767-300ER are in service with Hawaiian Airlines. The youngest 767 is twelve, and the oldest one is 17 years old.
It is a move about three months earlier than previously planned thanks to the termination of service on Beijing route and the timely delivery of Airbus A321neos ordered.
Hawaiian Airlines now plans to remove its last 767-300ER from service early in the first quarter of 2019.
We are moving faster with the cancellation of our 767s as we no longer tie an Airbus A330 to a China line from mid-October,a spokesperson told Pacific Business News.
Hawaiian will continue to grow in China, even after our decision to exit Beijing. We see China as a major market for visitors to Hawaii in the future, but the economics for non-stop service are not there yet,said Peter Ingram, the Chief Executive Officer at Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines has already started to replace its 767s with A321neos on routes to the US West Coast. The Honolulu-based U.S. carrier is one of the largest operators of the A321neo with eight copies alongside Japanese All Nippon Airways and expects three more copies in 2018 and another six in 2019.
Hawaiian Airlines has ordered 16 A321neo directly from Airbus with a cabin configuration of 189 seats.