5-Mar-2010 2:27 PM

Hawaiian Airlines confident it will be able to achieve long term plans

Hawaiian Airlines CEO, Mark Dunkerly, expects the carrier will be able to stay on track with its long term growth plan, stating conditions are likely to continue to improve this year, after a reduction in fares last year resulted in a 10-15% fall in FY2009 yields (MarketWatch, 04-Mar-2010). Hawaiian plans to take delivery of its first A330 next month, to replace its ageing fleet of 18 B767s, used for long-haul services. The carrier also plans to take delivery of its first A350XWB in 2017.

Hawaiian Airlines: “We are planning for the future. Having been able to earn profits throughout this recessionary period, we've been able to stay on our long-term growth and development path, [while] our competitors have had to take a fairly substantial number of routes off the map,” Mark Dunkerly, CEO. Source: MarketWatch, 04-Mar-2010.

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