Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to purchase 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with the first aircraft taking delivery in early 2021. When it comes to Hawaiian’s current wide-body fleet, it’s a mixture of A330-200 and Boeing 767 aircraft. It’s unclear which routes will first see the 787, if the airline will use for their international flying, or if they plan to deploy on flights from Hawaii to the mainland.
Per Hawaiian Airlines,
The 787-9 features a spacious wide-body cabin with extra-large windows. The innovative composite airframe will allow Hawaiian to pressurize Dreamliner cabins at a far lower altitude, creating a more comfortable in-cabin atmosphere. Additional features include a quiet cabin, dimmable LED window shades, and larger overhead luggage bins. This modern cabin will provide the perfect setting for Hawaiian’s award winning, authentic hospitality. The Dreamliner’s excellent fuel efficiency makes the 787-9 an ideal choice for Hawaiian’s long-haul Asia/Pacific and North America routes.
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.