01 April 2008
Aloha Parks Their 737s Around HNL
Aloha Airlines has parked their 737-700s on Taxiway F west of Runway 4L, and south of Taxiway B (above), and some of their 737-200s are parked in the Aloha hangar area (middle) and near Gate 49 of the Makai Pier of the Interisland Terminal (top).
In the photo of the parked -700s, two of those birds have special meaning to me ... N751AL, "‘Aukele", was the 73W I rode home from SNA in 2004. Of course, N748AL, "Koholālele", was the 73W I had the honor of photographing the painting process that Wyland worked on.
The four -200s parked by Gate 49 are N824AL, N808AL, N843AL, and N837AL. N808AL was the one 737-200 that was once ETOPS certified and carried the flags of the USA, Marshall Islands, and Micronesia. The four parked at the hangar are N836AL, N828AL, N841AL, and N823AL. Of course, N823AL is the retro livery Funbird.
Mahalo to Ha763 for the -200 photos.