Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

October 1, 2018

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

3375 Koapaka Street, Suite G-350
Honolulu, HI 96819
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(808) 835-3700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 1, 2018, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (the “Registrant”), entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with General Electric Company and GE Engine Services Distribution, LLC for the selection of GEnx engines to power its fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered starting in 2021. The Agreement provides for the purchase of twenty (20) GEnx engines, the right to purchase an additional twenty (20) GEnx engines and the purchase of a number of spare engines.  On October 1, 2018, Hawaiian also entered into a flight hour agreement (the “FHA”) with GE Engine Services, LLC for the maintenance of the aforementioned GEnx engines for an initial term of ten (10) years with an option to extend for an additional six (6) years.  Including engines at the list price and the expected maximum maintenance costs over the term of the FHA, the Agreement and the FHA together have a total value of approximately $1.7 billion, if all purchase rights and the option to extend the FHA are exercised.

The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement and the FHA which the Registrant intends to subsequently file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Registrant also intends to seek confidential treatment of certain terms of the Agreement and the FHA.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 5, 2018
/s/ Aaron J. Alter
Name: Aaron J. Alter
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary