26 July 2019

Cebu Pacific's RP-C3270

Cebu Pacific is ferrying one of their A320-214s, RP-C3270 (msn 5320) from MNL to LCQ [Lake City Gateway Airport, FL], via GUM, HNL, and ONT. It's making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

RP-C3270 was delivered to Cebu Pacific in October 2012. From March 2014 to September 2015, it was leased to Tigerair Philippines. It was withdrawn from service four days ago. It's not known who the next operator will be.

08.01.19 Update
5320 is going to Allegiant Air, and received the registration N280NV today.

22 July 2019

Antonov Airlines' UR-82009

Antonov Airlines' UR-82009 returned from Australia early this morning. This time, the An-124-100M-150 arrived from ADL, as ADB229F. It will continue onto AZA.

07.24.19 Update
ADB229F departed for AZA today.

21 July 2019

Asia Pacific Airlines' N688SL

Asia Pacific Airlines' third 757-200F is N688SL (c/n 25140, l/n 382) is making its delivery flight from SKF [Kelly Field Annex, San Antonio, TX] under its registration. This 757-230F is also wearing a new livery.

25140 was originally delivered to Condor in July 1991 as D-ABNF. From 1996 to 2002, it wore the "Rizzi Bird" special livery. It spent two years leased to sister-airline Thomas Cook Airlines from 2002 to 2004. In December 2006, it was sold to L'Avion as F-HAVN. In April 2009, it was acquired by Aerolease, and transferred to Open Skies Airlines, and named "Gloria". In November 2018, it was returned to Aerolease, and was converted to a freighter as N752AL. Asia Pacific Airlines purchased this 757 in March 2019.

19 July 2019

FedEx Express' N313FE

FedEx Express' MD-10-30F, N313FE "Bilal" (c/n 48311, l/n 440, f/n 313), is making a fleet substitution on FDX5025 [MEM-HNL] today. It will continue onto LAX as FDX638. It's been quite a while since HNL has had an MD-10 on the south ramp.

N313FE was delivered to FedEx in May 1988, named "Ameyali", as a DC-10-30F. In October 2009, it was reclassified as an MD-10-30.

12 July 2019

Antonov Airlines' UR-82009

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M-150, UR-82009 (c/n 19530501007), is making a stop at HNL, as it transits between ABQ and BNE as ADB2529.


XA-RWS (msn 14500969), an Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600, owned by Redwings, a Mexican charter company, has made a stop at HNL.

14500969 was originally delivered to Premiair [Indonesia] in September 2006 as PK-RJG. In February 2015, Redwings acquired this Legacy 600 as XA-RWS.

11 July 2019

Air Canada Flight Diverted To HNL

Severe turbulence and over 30 injured passengers and crew on an Air Canada flight from YVR to SYD, that caused it to divert to HNL. ACA33, flown by a 777-233ER, C-FNNH (c/n 35247, l/n 699, f/n 706), encountered turbulence southwest of the Hawaiian Islands, and made the diversion to HNL.

News coverage in this KITV Island News article.

10 July 2019

Philippine Airlines Retires A340 Fleet

Philippine Airlines retired it’s last A340-313X, RP-C3441 (msn 474), today. It’s ferrying from MNL to SFB, via SFO, as PAL5006.

Further information in this CH-Aviation.com article.

08 July 2019

Atlas Air Launches Flexport

Atlas Air has begun Flexport 747-400F cargo service HKG and ORD and LAX, via either HNL or ANC. 

Further information in this CH-Aviation article.

Makani Kai Air To Launch KOA-OGG Service

Beginning August 1st, Makani Kai Air will begin four-times daily roundtrip service between KOA and OGG using their Cessna C208B Grand Caravans. The airline made an announcement this morning.

More information in this Pacific Business News article.

06 July 2019

Singapore Airlines Cargo's 9V-SFP

Singapore Airlines Cargo's 747-412F, 9V-SFP (c/n 32902, l/n 1364), is making a brief fuel stop at HNL this morning. It's flying from SYD as SIA7122, and will continue onto ATL.

02 July 2019

Regent Airways' S2-AHC

Regent Airways [RX/RGE, Bangladesh] is returning S2-AHC (c/n 29360, l/n 1644), a 737-7V3, to it lessor AerCap, as it had been in storage at SXB since April. It arrived from GUM, and will overnight before it continues onto GYR.

29360 was originally delivered to ILFC in January 2005, and leased to Panama's Copa Airlines as HP-1528CMP. In May 2012, it was leased to Mongolia's Eznis Airlines as JU-9921. When it was returned to ILFC as N171LF, it made a stop at HNL. In May 2014, it sold to AerCap, and leased to Regent Airways, and flew until April 2019.

07.04.19 Update
S2-AHC returned to HNL after its departure due to a technical issue.

07.13.19 Update
S2-AHC departed for GYR.

01 July 2019

Lucky Air's B-6221

Lucky Air is ferrying a second A319-112 from HAK to GYR (via GUM and HNL) in six days, with B-6221 (msn 2746). It's making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

B-6221 was originally delivered in April 2006 to Hainan Airlines. In June 2007, it was transferred to Deer Air. In May 2010, it was transferred to Capital Airlines. In November 2011, it was transferred to Lucky Air.

Island Air's N810WP

Our July edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to 2005, and Island Air's Dash8-103, N810WP (msn 363), pictured on their ramp.

363 was originally delivered to Mesaba Airlines [XJ/MES, USA] in July 1993 as N864MA, and operated for Northwest Airlink. In June 1998, it was sold to Southern Winds [A4/SWD, Argentina] as LV-YTA "Pablo G Diamante". Bombardier acquired this Dash8-102 in 2003, and converted to a Dash8-103 in January 2005. It was delivered to Island Air later that month as N810WP, and flew with the inter-island carrier for three years. It was then sold to United Airways [4H/ UBD, Bangladesh] as S2-AES in March 2008, where it currently flies.