HONOLULU  –  March 04, 2013 - Hawaiian Airlines has put its tenth new Airbus A330-200 into service.  The aircraft operated Hawaiian’s Flight 18 to Las Vegas last Friday after a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony at Honolulu International Airport.

The latest delivery is the first of five new A330s scheduled to join Hawaiian’s fleet this year.  The company will receive 12 more of the long-haul, wide-body aircraft in future years toward a total of 22 by 2015.

Hawaiian’s newest A330 is named Namahoe, which is the Hawaiian name for the star constellation known as Gemini. Each of Hawaiian’s new A330s is named for a constellation or star used by Polynesians for celestial navigation in ancient times when they voyaged in sailing canoes across the Pacific to Hawai‘i.

Hawaiian’s new A330s are more fuel-efficient and have a longer operating range than its fleet of Boeing 767-300 aircraft, giving Hawaiian the capability to open new nonstop routes between Hawai‘i and points throughout North America and eastern Asia.

In addition to the operational benefits, Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle A330s also offer superior customer comforts and amenities that include a spacious interior, increased legroom and a state-of-the-art, on-demand entertainment system with high-resolution LCD touch-screen monitors for every passenger.

Over the past two years, Hawaiian has introduced or announced service to 10 new domestic and international destinations, including Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; New York City and Brisbane, Australia.  It will inaugurate service to Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25 and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9.

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 Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 84th 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, American Samoa, and Tahiti. 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 updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).

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