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Hawaiian Airlines to upgrade Sydney-Honolulu service with new Airbus A330

HONOLULU - December 11, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines, which this week will become the only carrier to operate daily flights on the Sydney-Honolulu route, today announced a further upgrade to its service with the introduction of its new and larger Airbus A330-200 aircraft in May 2012.As previously announced, Hawaiian will increase from five flights per week to daily service on the Sydney-Honolulu route starting this Wednesday, December 14, using its current wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, immediately boosting its available seats by 40 percent and adding approximately 12,000 seats on the route between now and the transition to new A330 aircraft.The larger wide-body, twin-aisle A330s, which seat 294 passengers in a two-class cabin, 30 more than the B767s, will further increase Hawaiian's Sydney-Honolulu seat capacity by 11 percent per flight, or nearly 11,000 seats annually - the equivalent of 41 additional B767 flights.Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, said, \This week we will be providing Australian travelers with more seats to book their flights to Hawaii by going daily with our Sydney-Honolulu service