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Hawaiian takes four more jets

Hawaiian Airlines has signed letters of intent to acquire four additional Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which will bring its long-haul fleet to a total of 18 of the wide-body aircraft. The company expects to introduce these aircraft into service after necessary modification work has been completed. The expected dates of introduction and the additional services these aircraft will operate is to be announced at a later date.

“This expansion is great news for our company, our employees - especially those we will be able to recall from furlough - and for Hawaii tourism,” said Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer.

The four 767-300 aircraft Hawaiian will acquire were previously operated by Delta Airlines, which rejected its leases on the aircraft in conjunction with its ongoing Chapter 11 reorganization. Each will be overhauled and outfitted in Hawaiian’s standard interior configuration, including 18 seats in First Class and 242 seats in Coach.