08 January 2019

Sun Country To Add Seasonal SFO Service

Sun Country Airlines announced this morning that they will begin seasonal 737-800 service between SFO and HNL. The launch date is scheduled for May 18th, and will run up to 4 flights per week, until August 18th.

07 January 2019

Hawaiian Airlines' Final 767 Revenue Flight

Hawaiian Airlines' N594HA "‘Ulili" (c/n 23275, l/n 136, f/n 594) is making the airline's final 767-300 revenue flight today. This 767-332EM is flying as HAL19 from SMF, and will arrive to a blessing and media event.

Aloha ‘Oe N582HA

Hawaiian Airlines is ferrying N582HA "Ake Ake" (c/n 28139, l/n 857) to GYR this morning. This 767-33AER is making its retirement flight as HAL8082.

06 January 2019

Aloha ‘Oe N581HA

Hawaiian Airlines is ferrying N581HA "Manu O Ku" (c/n 28141, l/n 853) to GYR. This 767-33AER is making its retirement flight as HAL8081.

03 January 2019

Aloha ‘Oe Herb Kelleher

The HNL RareBirds team expresses our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to the Southwest Airlines ‘ohana for the passing of their founder, Herb Kelleher, who passed away today.

He was instrumental in proving that low-cost carriers with the heart of customer service could exist, and made it a successful business. Though he retired years ago, his vision created affordable flights across the country. His vision will extend to the Hawaiian Islands in a mere few months.

01 January 2019

Fiji Airways' DQ-FAD

Fiji Airways is taking delivery of DQ-FAD "Island of Gau" (c/n 64308, l/n 7313) this evening. This 737 MAX 8, making a very rare New Year's Day delivery flight, is flying from BFI as FJI2001, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

Upcoming 737NG & 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.

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
7313 | DQ-FAD | 64308 | Fiji Airways | MAX 8 [01.01.19 FJI2001]

» Ferrying to HSN


737 NG
7334 | B-1159 | 61281 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
7337 | B-208K | 61370 | 9 Air | -86X «
7342 | JA12RK | 61483 | Japan TransOcean Air | -8Q3 «
7352 | B-209G | 63081 | China United Airlines | -89P «

« First Flight: 01.03.19


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | MAX 9 (N7379E) « BFI
7163 | ______ | 43339 | Samoa Airways | MAX 8 (N910BA) « BFI
7311 | B-207T | 62181 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7341 | B-209K | 60907 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «

« First Flight: 01.12.19

« 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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Asiana Airlines' HL7266

Our January edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to March 1995, with Asiana Airlines' 767-38EER, HL7266 (c/n 25347, l/n 399), seen above taxiing out to Runway 26L, on Taxiway RT. When Asiana launched their initial service between SEL and HNL, it was with their 767-38EER fleet. It ended a few years later, but the airline returned with A330-300 service several years later.

HL7266 was originally delivered to Asiana in November 1991, and flew with the airline for seven years. In December 1998, it was acquired by Canadian Airlines International [CP/CDN] as C-GDUZ. When Air Canada took over Canadian Airlines in March 2001, the latter's fleet was transferred to the former's fleet. C-GDUZ was assigned the fleet number 646. In 2010, it was painted in the mint green livery. In July 2017, C-GDUZ was transferred to the Air Canada Rouge fleet.

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! 🎉🎆🎇

Happy New Year!

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a blessed and prosperous 2019!

30 December 2018

China Airlines B-18918

Finally making an appearance into HNL, is China Airlines' Carbon fiber liveried A350-941, B-18918 (MSN 239), it is the last of 14 ordered by the airline.

Fuzhou Airlines' B-207M

Fuzhou Airlines is taking delivery of B-207M (c/n 43620, l/n 7320) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as B207M, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

Shenzhen Airlines' B-207D

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-207D (c/n 61139, l/n 7255) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ909, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

N777UK

N777UK (c/n 30867, l/n 348), a 777-212ER, owned by the Bank of Utah, and operated by Access Industries, is making a fuel stop at HNL from SYD this morning. It will continue onto SXM [Sint Maarten] this afternoon.

Hainan Airlines' B-207S

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-207S (c/n 60707, l/n 7265) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH207, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

28 December 2018

Hebei Airlines' B-207W

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-207W (c/n 42968, l/n 7339) today. This 737-8LW is making its delivery flight from BFI as HBH3230, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

Uzbekistan Airlines Charters

Uzbekistan Airlines [HY/UZB] is performing 787-8 charter flights from NGO [Chubu Airport, Nagoya, Japan] for the New Year's travel season. Beginning today, for the next week, the airline will be flying in vacationers on travel packages from an undetermined Japanese travel agency.

UK-78701 (c/n 38363, l/n 470) is making the first of five charter flights.

27 December 2018

Kunming Airlines' B-206Z

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-206Z (c/n 43953, l/n 7200) this evening. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA8001, and will be making an overnight stop at HNL.

China Southern Airlines' B-1123

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1123 (c/n 63232, l/n 7116) this afternoon. This 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN8755, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

Air China's B-1180

Air China is taking delivery of B-1180 (c/n 60905, l/n 7275) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA84, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

25 December 2018

Mele Kalikimaka! 🎄🤙🏻

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a blessed and joyous Merry Christmas!

24 December 2018

Lucky Air's B-1143

Lucky Air is taking delivery of B-1143 (c/n 61852, l/n 7203) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as B1143, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.