21 January 2020

Kamaka Air's N208VV

Kamaka Air is adding their sixth C208BF Grand Cargomaster, N208VV (msn 208B2308). It's making its delivery flight from VGT via SMX to OGG today. The airline will re-register this Caravan as N689KA upon arrival to HNL.

14 January 2020


N213EM (c/n 36852, l/n 2475), a 737-75G BBJ, owned by TVPX Aircraft Solution Inc, and operated by Altitude 51 Inc, is making a stop at HNL from CWF [Chenault Airport, Lake Charles, LA]. It will continue onto GUM.

36852 was originally delivered to MGM Mirage in January 2008 as N730MM. It was sold to South Korean conglomerate Hyundai in February 2009 as HL7787. TVPX acquired this BBJ in January 2019 as N213EM.

06 January 2020


9H-GGG (c/n 40119, l/n 4620), a 737-7ZX BBJ, owned by Jet Aviation Malta, is flying back to BFI from AKL, and is making an overnight stop at HNL.

05 January 2020

China United Airlines' B-20A8

China United Airlines' sixth (and last) 737-89P, B-20A8 (c/n 63088, l/n 7522), is making its delivery flight from BFI this morning as CUA206, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

China United Airlines' B-20A1

China United Airlines is taking delivery of the last two 737-89Ps that were in storage at BFI. B-20A1 (c/n 63087, l/n 7417) is the first to depart BFI as CUA205, and will overnight at HNL.

03 January 2020


N737AT (c/n 36756, l/n 2405),  the Hillwood Airways 737-7HJ BBJ, is making its return trip to AFW from BIK (via GUM, HNL, and OAK) as HWA359. It's making a brief fuel stop at HNL this morning.

01 January 2020

Ryan International Airlines' N310FV

Kicking off 2020's edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic", is Ryan International Airlines' 757-23A, N310FV (c/n 25488, l/n 471), promoting SunTrips travel agency. It's seen above clearing Runway 4R on Taxiway K, in September 2005.

25488 was originally delivered to Air Transat in November 1992 as C-GTSE, under lease from Finova Capital Corporation. In January 2003, it was leased to Ryan International Airlines as N310FV. In March 2006, the Dart Group PLC [UK], acquired this 757, and assigned it to its airline, Jet2 as G-LSAC. In early 2013, G-LSAC was painted in the current Jet2 Holidays livery; and continues to fly for Jet2.

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! 🎉🎇

The HNL RareBirds wishes you all a Happy New Year (and Decade)!

May you all have a blessed and prosperous 2020!