The airline company Hawaiian Airlines should receive in the next few days the first of 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner expected, after arriving this weekend in Everett.
The first 787-9 of the American company based at the airport ofHonolulu-Daniel K Inouye (MSN66728, ln 1097 registration N780HA) arrived July 29, 2023 in Everett, from San Antonio, after being placed in long-term storage in North Charleston, South Carolina where it was assembled.
THE deliveries of 787 to Hawaiian Airlines, initially scheduled for the end of 2022, had been postponed at the beginning of last year when it had added two copies to the 10 firm orders since March 2018, with ten options (to the detriment of the Airbus A330neo acquired four years earlier) . THE ” between the fourth quarter of 2023 and 2027 of the agreement reached with Boeing was “subject to change based on various factors, including aircraft manufacturer production lead times “, then specified the press release from Hawaiian Airlines. A 787-9 is to be delivered this year, and three more next year.
The Hawaiian 787-9 Dreamliners will be configured to accommodate 34 passengers in Business class and 266 in Economy, i.e. 300 seats against 278 in the Airbus A330-200 that they will gradually replace. Hawaiian Airlines presented last May the layout of the cabins with a design “inspired by the first Polynesian voyages”.
The rest of his fleet now numbers 18 A321neo (16-173), 23 717-200 (8+120) and 24 A330-200plus one of the ten A330-300P2F freighters expected (operated for Amazon Air).
Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 N780HA was ferried from KSKF/San Antonio to KPAE/Everett this evening.
This aircraft was built in Charleston, and has been in storage. pic.twitter.com/B7T9g8vhPp
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