Hawaiian Airlines to buy 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners
March 7, 2018: Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines recently announced to purchase 10 Boeing 787-9 jets valued at $2.82 billion. The airline also placed purchase rights for 10 additional Boeing 787s.
The airline, which has steadily grown its service to connect the Hawaiian Islands with Asia and North America, had been conducting an extensive evaluation of its airplane requirements.
With Boeing 787, Hawaiian will be able to take advantage of the Dreamliner family's superior fuel efficiency, range and passenger-pleasing features to enhance its operations and open new routes profitably.
Hawaiian will use a number of new aircraft transition support services from Boeing Global Services (BGS), including training and initial provisioning to ensure a successful and on-time entry into service.
The Boeing 787-9 can carry about 290 passengers on flights of about 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km), while using 20 percent less fuel and emitting 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
"The Dreamliner's operational efficiency and superior guest experience makes it the best aircraft to modernize our fleet in 2021 and beyond," said Peter Ingram, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines.
"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," said Ingram.
“Hawaiian Airlines has been on an impressive growth trajectory as they strategically expanded service to and from Asia and North America. We are thrilled as they have chosen the 787 Dreamliner to power the next stage of their expansion," said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"The Dreamliner's advanced technology, unmatched fuel efficiency, and passenger-pleasing cabin will optimize Hawaiian's fleet for the future and provide their customers with a best in-class experience,” said McAllister.