01 November 2016

Aloha Airlines' N746AL

Our November edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to September 2004, with Aloha Airlines' 737-76N, N746AL "Kaha‘i" (c/n 29905, l/n 372), seen above departing from Runway 8L to a west coast destination.

29905 was originally purchased by GECAS, and leased to LAPA [MJ/LPR] (Argentina) in October 1999 as LV-ZRP. In October 2002, it was leased to Aloha Airlines as N746AL, with Blended Winglets added a year later. It flew with Aloha, until the airline's closure in March 2008. In October 2008, it was leased to VARIG as PR-VBU, operated by GOL. The ownership was transferred to AerCap in 2009. In 2013, it was integrated into GOL's fleet, and continues to fly in Brazil.

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