Hawaiian Holdings completed (17-Oct-2012) the purchase of its first ATR 42 twin-turboprop aircraft, and has a purchase agreement in place to acquire a second aircraft to be delivered in Nov-2012. The previously owned aircraft are being acquired from ASL Aviation Group Limited. Purchase terms are not being disclosed. The aircraft will be used to inaugurate new passenger service to Moloka‘i and Läna‘i in 2013. When configured for neighbour island use, the aircraft will seat 44 to 50 passengers. The new turboprop service will operate separately from Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian Holdings is currently developing the name and brand identity of the new entity. [more - original PR]
Hawaiian Holdings acquires first ATR 42
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