Hawaiian A330 deliveries continue

November 15: On the airline’s 81st birthday on November 11, Hawaiian Airlines received its third new Airbus A330-200 aircraft, one of an order for ten.
The new aircraft is named Iwakeli‘i, the Hawaiian name for the constellation Cassiopeia. All of Hawaiian’s new A330s will be named after a star or constellation used by Polynesian voyagers for celestial navigation. The first two aircraft were called Makali‘i and Hokule‘a.
On November 11, 1929, Inter-Island Airways (renamed Hawaiian Airlines in 1941) launched Hawaii’s first-ever scheduled inter-island air service using two Sikorsky S-38 amphibians carrying eight passengers and two crewmembers from Honolulu to Hilo.
Six Airbus A350XWB-800 (Extra Wide-Body) aircraft are also on order for delivery from 2017 and the airline has purchase rights for an additional six, together with five A330s.