N738A (c/n 30182, l/n 690), a 737-7AX, owned by the US Marshals Service (US Department of Justice), is making a stop at HNL to do a federal inmate transfer flight. It arrived yesterday from LAS (via RIV) as DOJ123. It's seen above taxiing out to departure on Taxiway RT.
Oct 2000: Delivered to Saudi Aramco as N738A "Yanbu", with a VIP cabin configuration.
Feb 2018: Stored at GYR.
May 2018: Acquired by ISR Platforms to reconfigure cabin.
Fiji Airways is taking delivery of their second 737-8 in three days, with DQ-FAH "Island of Ovalau" (c/n 64311, l/n 7881). This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to NAN (via HNL) as FJI2203, and will make an overnight stop here.
Hawaiian Airlines announced this morning that they will end their ‘Ohana by Hawaiian subsidiary instead of restarting operations. ‘Ohana's ATR42-500 passenger operations have been suspended since January, and their ATR-72-200F cargo operations have been suspended since November 2020. This will end service to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i by Hawaiian Airlines.
The aircraft are owned by a company under the Hawaiian Holdings umbrella, and will be ferried to the Empire Airlines (the ATR's operator) base at Couer d'Alene, ID, and will be put up for sale. Sadly, the Sig Zane designed livery will disappear from our airports.
With ‘Ohana's closure, passenger service to JHM, MKK, and LNY will fall upon Mokulele Airlines, and cargo to Kamaka Air.
Air New Zealand is returning ZK-OJF (msn 2153) to its lessor, GA Telesis. This A320-232 is ferrying from CHC to TUS (via RAR, HNL, and LAX) as ANZ6094. As seen above, the Air New Zealand titles and logos were painted over.
Fiji Airways is taking delivery of DQ-FAE "Island of Koro" (c/n 64309, l/n 7668) today. This 737-8, the first TransPacific delivery flight since the groundings, is flying from BFI to NAN (via HNL) as FJI2201.
With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 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, as will we. However, we will refer to the series line as the MAX.
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 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:
«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.
Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of a second ERJ-190AR this month with N916QQ (msn 1900016). It's being delivered from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, MAJ, and TRW) by Southern Cross as SXI2130. It will become art of the new Alliance/QantasLink tie-up as VH-UYC.
Dec 2005: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1556CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Feb 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services.
May 2021: Delivered to Alliance Airlines as a white tail.
Maui Now reports that Southern Airways Express, sister company to Mokulele Airlines, will begin Beech 1900 service between HNL and MKK and LNY sometime this fall. It's pending governmental approval, but the 19-seat airliner will be able to better serve the communities of Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.
Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N938QQ (msn 1900038). This ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ) as SXI2126. It will overnight at HNL tonight. Upon delivery, it will be registered as VH-UYF.
Jun 2006: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1558CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jan 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for painting into the Alliance livery.
SkyLiners reports that Transair Hawaii's 737-4Q8F, N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), will be re-registered as N388TM. The FAA website shows that the change reserve and authorization was made on 29 April 2021.
AerCap is having Jet Test is ferry Virgin Australia's 2-YVFP "Nobby's Beach" (c/n 41011, l/n 4476) back to BNE from GYR, via PHX, HNL, and MAJ. This 737-8FE is flying as JTN81, and is overnighting at HNL tonight. When it rejoins the Virgin Australia fleet, it get back its Australian registration, VH-YFP.