25 January 2017
24 January 2017
Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of 9M-LCL (c/n 39838, l/n 6236) this evening. The 737-8GP is making its delivery flight from BFI as MXD1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto PNI.
21 January 2017
AerCap is ferrying N7855A (c/n 29537, l/n 1630) from KMG [Kunming Changshui International Airport, China] to PAE, via GUM and HNL. This 737-79P was originally delivered to China Eastern Airlines in January 2005 as B-5093, leased from ILFC. In May 2014, AerCap acquired this 737-79P, and remained with CES. It will now become part of the Southwest Airlines fleet as N7855A, as it will be configured for Southwest's operations.
20 January 2017
19 January 2017
18 January 2017
B-2054 was delivered to China Southern in December 1996. It was leased to Biman Bangladesh Airlines for two months (Feb - Apr 2000), and Garuda Indonesia for two months (Oct - Dec 2009).
14 January 2017
13 January 2017
12 January 2017
Delta Air Lines announced today that they will begin daily 757-200 service between SEA and LIH on December 21, 2017. This is one of several new routes the airline will be starting from its SEA hub.
Further details in this Delta Air Lines news release.
Hawaiian Airlines announced that they will launch service between LIH and KOA on March 12th. This would be the longest inter-island flight in Hawaiian's route system. There will be one flight in each direction between Līhuʻe and Kona.
Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.
11 January 2017
09 January 2017
05 January 2017
02 January 2017
560 was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines in April 2004 as 9V-SGD, and withdrawn from use in November 2013. It was sold back to Airbus, and stored in LDE in March 2014. The Sands Corporation purchased this A340-541 in July 2014, and converted the interior to a VIP configuration.
01 January 2017
Our January edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" features EVA Air's B-16308 (msn 655), seen above as it departed from Runway 8R to TPE, in June 2005. EVA had service A330-203 between HNL and TPE in the early-to-mid 2000s, that was preceded by 767-300ER service.
B-16308 was delivered to EVA in March 2005, under lease from GECAS. In June 2010, it was sold to AerCap, and remains in service with EVA.