Hawaiian Airlines orders 10 787-9 aircraft, with first deliveries scheduled from 2021

    Hawaiian Airlines selected (06-Mar-2018) the Boeing 787 as its “flagship” aircraft for medium to long haul services, executing a non binding LoI. The carrier intends to purchase 10 787-9 aircraft valued at USD2.82 billion at list prices, alongside purchase rights for 10 additional 787 aircraft. The first aircraft is scheduled to arrive in 1Q2021, and will be powered by GEnx engines. The carrier selected the 787-9 as part of a competitive bid process that also included the A330-900. Hawaiian will use a number of new aircraft transition support services from BoeingGlobal Services, including training and initial provisioning. President and CEO Peter Ingram noted: “Its expanded seat capacity and extended range will allows us to expand within our current route network and offer new destinations in the Asia-Pacific region”. [more – original PR] [more – original PR – II]