Hawaiian Airlines plans to introduce next-generation, single-aisle aircraft onto its routes to the western U.S., perhaps as soon as late this year, and has just unveiled the interior design of the new planes.
The carrier has ordered 18 new A321neo aircraft from Airbus, and will take delivery from the fourth quarter of this year through 2020.
“The A321neos will complement Hawaiian’s fleet of long-haul, twin-aisle aircraft used for flying between Hawaii and the U.S. Mainland and 11 international destinations, and its narrow-body Boeing 717 fleet flying short, interisland routes,” Hawaiian said. Specific routes have not yet been announced.
Hawaiian’s A321neos will be configured with 16 seats in first class, 45 in Extra Comfort and 128 in regular economy. Premium cabin seats will be leather recliners, and the Extra Comfort section will provide five more inches of legroom than regular economy.
Seats in every section will come with USB outlets, and those in the two front cabins will also have an AC power outlet. Overhead bins will pivot to provide extra storage space. The interiors will also feature an LED mood lighting system.
A new feature for Hawaiian passengers on the A321neos will be wireless streaming in-flight entertainment. Customers can download an app onto personal electronic devices that will give them access to free movies, TV shows and other content. Regrettably, these planes will not offer inflight wifi.