Hawaiian Signs With Airbus, Rolls-Royce as Part of Long-Range Fleet Plan

Hawaiian Airlines to acquire up to 24 new long-range wide-body aircraft.


Airbus will deliver the first new A330-200 to Hawaiian in 2012. The wide- body twin-engine, twin-aisle A330-200 will seat 305 passengers in a two-class configuration. With an operating range of 5,500 nautical miles, the A330 can fly significantly farther than Hawaiian's current fleet and will provide the ability to serve all of North America and points in eastern Asia nonstop from Hawaii. In addition, the A330 carries 45 more passengers and is more fuel efficient than Hawaiian's current fleet.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Hawaiian anticipates that it will sign definitive purchase agreements in early 2008, following the completion of documentation with Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

About Hawaiian Airlines

The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 (including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to October 2006,) and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Amex: HA). Additional information is available at http://HawaiianAirlines.com.

About Airbus

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive aircraft product line on the market. Each new Airbus order means new business for American companies. In 2006 alone, Airbus spent $10.2 billion with suppliers in more than 40 U.S. states supporting more than 190,000 American jobs. Airbus is an EADS company.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which are based upon current expectations and estimates and involve material risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the ability to continue operating profitably. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statement is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines

CONTACT: Keoni Wagner of Hawaiian Airlines, +1-808-838-6778, Keoni.Wagner@HawaiianAir.com

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