Boeing 787-9 to join Hawaiian Airlines fleet

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Hawaiian Airlines Image by Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines and Boeing announced yesterday that the carrier has selected the 787 Dreamliner as its flagship airplane for medium to long-haul flights.

Hawaiian Airlines has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, valued at $2.82 billion at list prices, with purchase rights for an additional 10 aircraft. The first Dreamliner is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2021. Hawaiian has selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power the additions to its fleet.

Hawaiian currently operates a mainline fleet of 54 aircraft: 24 Airbus A330-200 and 8 Boeing 767 wide-body aircraft, 2 A321neo and 20 717 narrow-body aircraft. The company selected the 787-9 as part of a competitive bid process that also included the Airbus A330-900.

— Hawaiian Airlines