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Hawaiian Airlines to add Airbus A330 to fleet

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Hawaiian Airlines plans to add a revamped version of the Airbus A330 jetliner to its fleet beginning in 2019 as it looks to expand to longer-haul destinations.

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Hawaiian Airlines said it signed an agreement to acquire six widebody A330-800neo planes, with rights to buy six more. The list-price value of the six planes and the purchase rights add up to about $2.9 billion.

The order for the A330neo, which will have new, more fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines, replaces an existing order for six A350XWB-800 planes, Hawaiian said.

Hawaiian's A350-800 order was seen as one of the main remaining obstacles to halting the slow-selling A350-800, which Airbus wants to stop developing in favor of the revamped A330neo and the larger A350-900.

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