Hawaiian Holdings Gains Three New Planes

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Hawaiian Holdings said Monday that Hawaiian Airlines plans to add three new planes to its array as it has purchased a new A330-200 and leased two A321neos.

The company said it plans to retire its Boeing (BA) 767 aircrafts by the end of 2018. The addition of two A321neos will likely bring the total fleet count of A321neos to 18 by 2020, two higher than the company had planned to have by 2017. The company said the changes, when adjusted after taxes, will likely cause an impairment charge between $27 million to $30 million.

Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines also said Monday that in November, passengers transported was up to 869,970 versus 845,276 a year earlier, a rise of 2.9%. As a result, the company said revenue per passenger miles spiked 9% to 1.2 million versus 1.1 million a year earlier.

The company said it is forecasting for Q4, which is set to end Dec. 31, that operating revenue per available seat mile will be up to 3% to 6%, compared to the prior guidance of up 0.5% to 3%. The company said it is expected a slight dip in economic fuel cost per gallon, which will likely fall between $1.45 and $1.55, versus the prior guidance of $1.50 to $1.60.

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