Hawaiian Air seeking faster delivery of new planes

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines is seeking quick delivery of a new aircraft because of added international routes to Asia. Hawaiian President Mark Dunkerley said Thursday that delivery of a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft has been pushed up to fourth quarter 2011 from its original delivery date in second quarter 2013.

Hawaiian is expanding service into Asia in the coming months, with nonstop flights from Honolulu to Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea. Hawaiian has commitments to acquire 10 new A330s over the next four years. Two of those 294-seat wide body jets already went into service in June and are being used on the Honolulu-Los Angeles route.

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