Hawaiian Airlines has outlined more of its Airbus A321neo expansion plans, including the 15 December restart of Maui-Las Vegas flights after a seven-year hiatus.

Hawaiian, which has been building its A321neo fleet in recent years, will operate that route four times weekly, supplementing its existing service between Honolulu and Las Vegas, Hawaiian says.

The Honolulu-based carrier had operated the Maui-Las Vegas route from 2010 to 2012 using Boeing 767s, according to Cirium Diio data.

Additionally, Hawaiian will use A321neos to add more flights to Los Angeles and Seattle in the coming months.

Starting on 14 December it will begin three-times weekly Maui-Los Angeles flights using the aircraft, followed by the 7 January launch of three-times weekly A321neo flights on the Honolulu-Seattle route.

The Los Angeles flights will operate only seasonally, for three weeks, Hawaiian says.

Those flights will add to Hawaiian's existing service, which includes daily A330 flights on both the Maui-Los Angeles and Honolulu-Seattle routes.

Hawaiian received its first A321neo in November 2017. Delivery delays stemming from issues including engine problems slowed some deliveries, restricting the airline's planned expansion and frustrating Hawaiian executives.

The airline now operates 13 A321neos and has five on order, with those aircraft expected to be delivered to Hawaiian by April 2020, according to the carrier.

Hawaiian currently deploys A321neos on 14 routes to US continental cities, among them Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento and San Jose, Cirium Diio data shows.

Source: FlightGlobal.com