Hawaiian, Airbus Sign Purchase Agreement For Delivery of 16 New A321neo Aircraft

   Hawaiian, Airbus Sign Purchase Agreement For Delivery of 16 New A321neo
                                   Aircraft

Agreement Paves the Way for Long-Range Fleet and Route Expansion

PR Newswire

HONOLULU, March 25, 2013

HONOLULU, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Having reached key labor agreements
with its pilot and flight attendant unions on the introduction of new
aircraft, Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it has signed a definitive
purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire 16 new A321neo aircraft between 2017
and 2020, with rights to purchase an additional nine aircraft.

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The transaction, which finalizes the Memorandum of Understanding announced in
January, is the latest step in Hawaiian's phased fleet plan designed to
supplement its current wide-body fleet of 26 aircraft, expand its long-range
fleet, and enable it to open new domestic and international nonstop services
to Hawaii. The long-range, single-aisle A321neo will complement Hawaiian's
existing fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft used for long-haul flying
between Hawai'i and the U.S. West Coast.

"Adding the superior comfort and operating efficiencies of the A321neo will
secure Hawaiian's position as the Hawaii market leader in service quality,
cost efficiency and choice of destinations from the U.S. West Coast throughout
this decade and beyond," said Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian
Airlines.

"The A321neo will be the most fuel-efficient aircraft of its type after its
introduction in 2016. With its slightly smaller size, we'll be able to open
new markets that are not viable for wide-body service, while also being able
to augment service on existing routes to the West Coast of North America,"
Dunkerley added.

"Airbus prides itself on being part of our customers' growing successes, and
this order is the perfect example of how the right plane at the right airline
can alter not just a business culture, but a local community," said John
Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. "The A320neo Family brings a
further greening of our product line, and considering the environmental
consciousness of the Hawaiian people, this aspect of the aircraft is another
driver for eco-friendly, sustainable growth at the airline. It's also the most
comfortable single-aisle flying today."

Terms of the purchase agreements were not disclosed. The order has a combined
list-price value of approximately $2.8 billion if all purchase rights are
exercised.

Hawaiian's A321neo aircraft will seat approximately 190 passengers in a
two-class configuration (First and Coach) and have an operating range of 3,650
nautical miles. Hawaiian's A321s will offer the more comfortable seat widths
found in its twin-aisle A330s.

The A321 fleet expansion is expected to generate roughly 1,000 additional jobs
at Hawaiian.

"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," Dunkerley commented.

Hawaiian currently operates a fleet of 44 aircraft, comprised of 26 wide-body,
long-haul aircraft (294-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft and 264-seat Boeing
767-300ER aircraft), and 18 narrow-body 123-seat Boeing 717-200 aircraft for
Neighbor Island flights.

Hawaiian's existing aircraft orders include an additional 12 new A330s between
2013 and 2015, and six next-generation, longer-range A350XWB-800 aircraft
starting in 2017. The existing fleet of 16 Boeing 767s will phase out over the
next 10 years.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past
nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all
ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.

Now in its 84^th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and
longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air
service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers
nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other
airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines,
Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will
begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013. Hawaiian also
provides approximately 160 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow
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SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines

Website: http://www.HawaiianAirlines.com
Contact: Keoni Wagner, (808) 838-6778, Keoni.Wagner@HawaiianAir.com, Corina
Chapman, (415) 229-7655, Corina.Chapman@Edelman.com
 
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