23 January 2021

Nauru Airlines' VH-YNU

Nauru Airlines is ferrying another 737-300, VH-YNU (c/n 25607, l/n 3127) from BNE to MIA, via INU, HNL and VNY, for freighter conversion. This 737-319, making an overnight stop at HNL, will spend a few months at MIA before returning to the Nauru Airlines fleet.

25067 was originally delivered to Air New Zealand in October 1999 as ZK-NGH, and flew until November 2014. A month later, it was sold to Nauru Airlines as VH-YNU.

14 January 2021

‘Ohana by Hawaiian Suspends Operations

With the US Department of Transportation's decision to award the non-funded EAS to Mokulele Airlines for MKK and LNY, Hawaiian Airlines has suspended operations of its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian subsidiary as of today. Both Empire Airlines (who handles the ATR42 and ATR72 operations) and Hawaiian Airlines will keep a minimal staff on-hand to maintain the fleet as it sits in storage at HNL.

Further details in this CH-Aviation.com report.

12 January 2021

Alliance Airlines' N932QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their third ERJ-190AR, N932QQ (msn 190000212). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, as SXI2101. N932QQ is making its stop at HNL from SDM tonight, and continue onto MAJ tomorrow morning. It will receive its Australian registration, VH-UYY, after it completes its delivery flight.

19000212 was originally delivered to Copa Airlines in October 2008 as HP-1568CMP, and flew with the airline until March 2020. TVPX Trust Services acquired it in November 2020 as N932QQ, then sold it to Alliance Airlines.

09 January 2021

Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLC Crash

Sriwijaya Air's 737-524, PK-CLC "Citra" (c/n 27323, l/n 2616), crashed several minutes after takeoff from CGK. The 737, flying as SJY182 [CGK-PNK], plunged from over 10,000' to the ocean. All 62 souls aboard perished in the crash.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the lost.

Further information in this World Airline News coverage.

PK-CLC was a 26-year-old originally delivered to Continental Airlines as N27610. In April 2012, N27610 ferried through HNL on its way to CGK to join the Sriwijaya fleet.

01 January 2021

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering Next Generation 737s and 737 MAXs, most of those airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. This post is continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x, how ever we refer to it as the MAX line as whole.

According to The Boeing Test Flights website, these listed below are the airframes that have begun assembly, or made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. Additional information also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 NG Production List and 737 MAX Production List. Those listed below, should make a stopover in Hawai‘i on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:

DELIVERED


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


737 NG
All 737 Next Generation deliveries completed.


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « PAE
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | -8 «
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | -9 «
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 «
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 «
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | -8 «
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 «
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines |  -8 «
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 «
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 «
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 «
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 «
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | -8 «
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 «
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 «
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | -8 «
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 «
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 «
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines |  -8 «
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 «
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7668 | DQ-FAE | 64309 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 «
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | -8 «
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 «
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 «
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 «
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | -8 «
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 «>
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 «
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 «
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 «
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 «
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 «
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7846 | JU-____ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 «
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7876 | PK-___ | _____ | Sriwijaya Air | -9 «
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7881 | DQ-FAH | 64311 | FIji Airways | -8 «
7887 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «

« First Flight: 01.__.20

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings




On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], or a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will begin ferrying to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this » symbol following the flight number.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to order of the Line Numbers.

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HNL RareBirds 15th Anniversary

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year!

HNLRareBirds.com is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021! Above is our commemorative logo.

25 December 2020

Sriwijaya Air's PK-CMF


Sriwijaya Ảir is ferrying PK-CMF "Kemurnian" (c/n 32885, l/n 1147) from CGK to MZJ, via GUM and HNL. This 737-86Q is being ferried by Jet Test as JTN347.

32885 was originally purchased by Bouillion Air Services, then leased to Hainan Airlines in June 2002 as B-2675. It was sold to Aviation Capital Group in June 2005, transferred, and painted in the 2007 livery. B-2675 was returned to ACG in August 2014. Three months later, it leased to Sriwijaya Air as PK-CMF. from March 2017 to March 2019, it was a logojet for MXGP of Indonesia.

Nauru Airlines' N732NA

Nauru Airlines 737-3U3, N732NA (c/n 28732, l/n 2966), is returning from MIA after it underwent freighter conversion. It stopped through HNL as VH-ONU, and will receive the same registration when it returns to Nauru. It made a stop at VNY before arriving at HNL, and will continue onto INU and BNE.

Mele Kalikimaka! 🎄

 The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

24 December 2020

Con-Air's C-FFQE

Con-Air Aerial Firefighting's Dash8-Q400MR, C-FFQE (msn 4325, f/n 141), is returning to its YXX base.  It's making its way from BDB, via CNS, GUM, HNL, and OAK as FGD141. It arrived at HNL late last night.

23 December 2020

American Airlines To Add CLT-HNL

American Airlines is going to restart the old short-lived US Airways service between CLT and HNL from May to September 2021. The seasonal six-times-per-week service will be flown with 777-200ERs.

In December 2009, US Airways launched daily service between CLT and HNL. The service lasted for about two years.

21 December 2020

Hawaiian Airlines Takes The Rainbow Warriors Bowling

Hawaiian Airlines is flying the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors football team to DAL (via LAX) for their New Mexico Bowl matchup against the University of Houston Cougars on Christmas Eve. The game was moved to Frisco, TX due to the China Corona Virus pandemic situation in Albuquerque, NM. N215HA "Uhiuhi" (msn 8266) is making the flight as HAL776, and will return following the game as HAL777.


12.23.20 UPDATE
N215HA ferried from DAL to BIF [Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, TX] as HAL8932, and made a military charter flight to LEX as HAL1932, then returned to DAL as HAL9932.

19 December 2020

ZIPAIR Tokyo Launches NRT-HNL Service

ZIPAIR Tokyo [ZG/TZP], Japan Airlines' international low-cost carrier off-shoot, began service to HNL from HNL as TZP2 this morning. The return flight left a few hours later as TZP1. JA825J (c/n 34835, l/n 33) made the inaugural service.

Virgin Australia Returns Two 737-8FEs

Virgin Australia is returning two 737-8FEs to Aviation Capital Group (ACG) today. They are making their ferry flights from BNE to the US mainland via GUM, MAJ, and HNL, by Jet Test [JTN].

N341CG (c/n 34441, l/n 2015), formerly VH-VUI "Kewarra Beach", is making its ferry flight as JTN335. VH-VUI was originally delivered to Virgin Blue as "Brandi Blue" in August 2006. It was sold to Goshawk Aviation in September 2014 and leased back. In February 2016, it was acquired ACG, and withdrawn from service in March 2020.

N343CG (c/n 34443, l/n 2056), formerly VH-VUJ "Rosebud Beach", is making its ferry flight as JTN336. VH-VUJ was originally delivered to Virgin Blue as "Suzzie Blue" in September 2006. It was sold to Goshawk Aviation in June 2014 and leased back. In January 2016, it was acquired ACG, and withdrawn from service in March 2020.

OE-IRE

OE-IRE (msn 1562), an A330-343, owned by BBAM, is being ferried from SIN to the mainland via GUM and HNL.

1562 was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines in September 2014 as 9V-SSD, leased from BBAM. It was withdrawn from service in March 2020. It has since been painted all white.