24 January 2019

RAAF's A39-001

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A, A39-001 (MSN 747), dropped in for a fuel stop yesterday afternoon.

23 January 2019

Antonov Airlines' UR-82072

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100-150, UR-82072 (c/n 9773053359136, l/n 07-05), is making a stop at HNL, from COS (via OAK) as ADB3081.

Japan TransOcean Air's JA12RK

Japan TransOcean Air is taking delivery of JA12RK (c/n 61483, l/n 7342) today. This 737-8Q3 is making its delivery flight from BFI as JTA9851, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

21 January 2019

Antonov Airlines' UR-82007

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82007 (c/n 19530501005, l/n 01-05), is making a stop at HNL this evening from COS (via OAK) as ADB3080. It will continue onto SPN tomorrow with the same flight number.

18 January 2019

Hainan Airlines' B-207T

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-207T (c/n 62181, l/n 7311) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH207, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

15 January 2019

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CAJ

A Ukraine Air Alliance An-12BK, UR-CAJ (msn 8346106) is making a stop from OAK today. No flight number is listed.

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.

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!