24 February 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82029

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82029 (c/n 19530502630, l/n 02-10), is making an overnight stop at HNL as ADB308F from SWF. It will continue onto MEL tomorrow.

20 February 2021

N569TM

N569TM (c/n 28569, l/n 2996), a white tail 737-36NF, is making its ferry flight from TPA [Tampa, FL] to HLP [Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia], via MCC, HNL, MAJ, and BIK. Jet Test is ferrying the 737 as JTN5. It will join the fleet of Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines [GM/TMG] of Indonesia, an all 737-300F cargo airline.

28569’s history
Feb 1998: delivered to Air France as F-GFRC, leased from GECAS.
Apr 2003: GECAS leased to Ukraine International Airlines as UR-GAN.
Jan 2015: GECAS leased to Alas Uruguay as CX-OAA.
Feb 2017: Sold to Aergo Capital, and leased to Latin America Wings (LAW) as CC-AVL.
Sep 2018: Aergo leased to Star Air Cargo as ZS-TIW.
Oct 2020: Bought by Bank of Utah, and converted to a freighter as N569TM.

13 February 2021

Asia Pacific Airlines’ N922TS

Asia Pacific Airlines’ fourth 757-200F is making its delivery flight from MCI to GUM (via HNL and MAJ). N922TS (c/n 24825, l/n 300), a 757-260PF, is making the MCI-HNL segment using its registration, and the HNL-MAJ-GUM segments as a revenue flight, MGE302.

The former N754CS was ferried from MIA to MCI for final prep work, and received its present registration there as well.

12 February 2021

OE-IGV

Avolon Leasing is ferrying OE-IGV (msn 3457) from KUL to TUS, via GUM and HNL. This white tail A320-214 is making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

3457’s history
Apr 2008: Originally delivered to IndiGo as VT-INS, under lease from Allco Aviation.
Jan 2011: It was sold to HKAC, and the lease transferred.
Jan 2016: Avolon acquired this A320, and transferred the lease, and was withdrawn from service in Feb 2020, and stored at KUL.

United Airlines Announces New Hawai‘i Routes

This morning, United Airlines announced new services from the mainland to the Hawaiian Islands that will begin later this year. 

For HNL, United will launch daily 737-724 service from SNA on May 6th. This will be the airline's eighth mainland gateway. The last service between SNA and HNL was with Aloha Airlines, that operated from 2000 to March 2008, when the airline shutdown.

For OGG, United will launch four-times-weekly 767-300ER service from EWR on June 3rd. EWR will be United's fifth gateway to serve Kahului.

For KOA, United will launch four-times-weekly 787-8 service from ORD, also beginning on June 3rd. ORD is fourth gateway to serve Kona.

Further information is in this United Airlines press release.

09 February 2021

Allegiant Airlines’ RP-C3262

Allegiant Airlines is taking delivery of their latest A320-214, RP-C3262 (msn 4537), and is making an overnight stop at HNL tonight. Its delivery flight route is from CAN to SJO, via MNL, GUM, HNL, and ONT. It will be re-registered as N288NV.

4537’s history
Dec 2010: Originally delivered to Cebu Pacific Air in December 2010. 
Mid-2015: Painted into their current livery.
Nov 2017: Sold to Arena Aviation Capital, and leased back, then withdrawn from service in Sep 2020 and stored at CAN.
Dec 2020: Acquired by Allegiant Airlines.

05 February 2021

C-GKSN

C-GKSN (msn 493), a DHC-6-300 Twin Otter owned by Beau Del Leasing of Calgary, AB, Canada, is making a delivery flight from YBW [Springbank Airport, Calgary, AB, Canada] to CGK, via BOI, SMX, HNL, MAJ, and BIK. It's not known who the new lessee will be.

Twin Otter World has a complete history of C-GKSN.

Solomon Airlines' N805RT

Solomon Airlines is taking delivery of N805RT (msn 470). This DHC-6-300 Twin Otter is flying from F70 [French Valley Airport, Murieta, CA] to HIR [Honaira International Airport, Solomon Islands], via SMX, HNL and MAJ. It's owned by Ikhana Aircraft Holdings of Murieta, CA, and has a decal on the nose of this "Twotter".

Twin Otter World has the complete history of MSN 470.

01 February 2021

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

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:

DELIVERED


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « PAE
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | -8 «
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | -9 «
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 «
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 «
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | -8 «
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 «
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines |  -8 «
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 «
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 «
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 «
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 «
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | -8 «
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 «
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 «
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | -8 «
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 «
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 «
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines |  -8 «
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 «
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7668 | DQ-FAE | 64309 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 «
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | -8 «
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 «
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 «
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 «
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | -8 «
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 «>
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 «
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 «
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 «
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 «
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 «
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7846 | JU-____ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 «
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7876 | PK-___ | _____ | Sriwijaya Air | -9 «
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7881 | DQ-FAH | 64311 | FIji Airways | -8 «
7887 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «

« First Flight: 01.__.20

« 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.

...

28 January 2021

Southwest Airlines To Add LGB-OGG Service

With the addition of slots at the Long Beach Airport allotted to Southwest Airlines, the airline announced six more routes from LGB, one of which is OGG, that begins on March 11th.

Previously, Southwest announced that HNL was in the initial destinations from LGB. The Dallas-based carrier will compete against Hawaiian Airlines at Long Beach.

Further information in this Southwest Airlines press release.

23 January 2021

Nauru Airlines' VH-YNU

Nauru Airlines is ferrying another 737-300, VH-YNU (c/n 25607, l/n 3127) from BNE to MIA, via INU, HNL and VNY, for freighter conversion. This 737-319, making an overnight stop at HNL, will spend a few months at MIA before returning to the Nauru Airlines fleet.

25067’s history
Oct 1999: Originally delivered to Air New Zealand as ZK-NGH, and flew until Nov 2014.
Dec 2014: Acquired by Nauru Airlines as VH-YNU.

14 January 2021

‘Ohana by Hawaiian Suspends Operations

With the US Department of Transportation's decision to award the non-funded Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to Mokulele Airlines for MKK and LNY, Hawaiian Airlines has suspended operations of its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian subsidiary as of today. Both Empire Airlines (who handles the ATR42 and ATR72 operations) and Hawaiian Airlines will keep a minimal staff on-hand to maintain the fleet as it sits in storage at HNL.

Further details in this CH-Aviation.com report.

12 January 2021

Alliance Airlines' N932QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their third ERJ-190AR, N932QQ (msn 190000212). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, as SXI2101. N932QQ is making its stop at HNL from SDM tonight, and continue onto MAJ tomorrow morning. It will receive its Australian registration, VH-UYY, after it completes its delivery flight.

19000212’s history
Oct 2008: Originally delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1568CMP, and flew to March 2020.
Nov 2020: Sold to TVPX as N932QQ, then sold to Alliance Airlines.

09 January 2021

Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLC Crash

Sriwijaya Air's 737-524, PK-CLC "Citra" (c/n 27323, l/n 2616), crashed several minutes after takeoff from CGK. The 737, flying as SJY182 [CGK-PNK], plunged from over 10,000' to the ocean. All 62 souls aboard perished in the crash.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the lost.

Further information in this World Airline News coverage.

PK-CLC was a 26-year-old originally delivered to Continental Airlines as N27610. In April 2012, N27610 ferried through HNL on its way to CGK to join the Sriwijaya fleet.

01 January 2021

HNL RareBirds 15th Anniversary

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year!

HNLRareBirds.com is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021! Above is our commemorative logo that will appear in the lower right corner of our 2021 photos.