Updated: Nov 3
Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday an agreement with Amazon and its affiliates to operate an initial fleet of 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters beginning in the fall of 2023.
The airline will maintain and fly Amazon's A330s under the FAA air carrier certificate to move cargo between airports near the online retailer's operations facilities. The initial 10 aircraft will enter service in 2023 and 2024. The deal also includes the possibility of expanding the fleet based on Amazon's future business needs.
“We are delighted to help Amazon customers by providing additional air cargo capacity and logistics support. This recognizes our expertise in providing safe and reliable operations, our amazing front-line team and our shared customer focus," said Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
“We are delighted to be working with Hawaiian Airlines,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air. » The airline will maintain and operate the next generation of aircraft in our fleet, which is a reflection of the excellence they offer as a renowned airline with their own A330 aircraft.»
Hawaiian - which in 1942 became the first commercial airline to transport scheduled air cargo in the US - today transports cargo on passenger planes through its network of flights within Hawaii, North America, Asia and Oceania.
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