Hawaiian evaluates financing options for two A330s

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Hawaiian Airlines is evaluating financing options for two A330-200s that will be delivered in 2013.

Scott Topping, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Honolulu-based airline, says that it is looking at both bank debt and various lease structures for the aircraft, at the 2012 Dahlman Rose Global Transportation Conference in New York today.

Delivery of the A330s is scheduled for the second quarter and fourth quarter, according to the airline.

Topping says that he expects to finalise financing for the first aircraft "quite soon", and the second A330 within the next several months.

Hawaiian closed a $67 million loan for a new Airbus A330 at the beginning of May. A pool of banks, including BNP Paribas and Nord/LB, participated in the 10-year debt.

The airline also closed a sale-leaseback of an A330 with Hong Kong Aviation Capital in May. The aircraft (MSN 1310) was the first of three under a deal with the lessor.