Should Hawaiian Airlines Replace Their Boeing 717’s With Airbus A220’s?
Mai 13, 2019 - by Nicholas Cummins for simplyflying.com
Hawaiian Airlines is currently battling against several issues. Southwest has recently launched flights to the island state, and if that wasn't bad enough, is rumored to also be about to offer inter-island travel. In addition to that news, Hawaiian Airlines' fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft (now at 18 years old, with the first delivered back in 2001) are starting to show their age. Will customers prefer to fly in the old 717s or the Southwest 737?
Or, is there a third option, Hawaiian Airlines replacing their fleet of 717s with something new like the A220?
In steps the A220-100. With a capacity of 135 passengers in a 3 – 2 configuration and the ability to land at short runways, the Canadian built aircraft by way of Alabama would be a perfect replacement for the Hawaiian Boeing 717 fleet. The plane is modern, featuring a better passenger environment, generous seats and a window in the lavatory.
The range on this aircraft is so good that it could actually double as a link to the US west coast, as well as distant regional islands...