31 January 2022


JA708A (c/n 28277, l/n 278), a former All Nippon Airways 777-281ER, is ferrying from HND to MHV, via HNL, as ANA9431. It will be placed into storage at MHV.

This 777-281ER was delivered to ANA in May 2000, and was withdrawn from service in February 2021.

27 January 2022

Cebu Pacific's RP-C3264

Cebu Pacific is returning RP-C3264 (msn 4852) to its lessor, Arena Aviation Capital. This A320-214 is making its ferry flight from MNL to GUA [Guatemala City, Guatemala], via GUM, HNL, and ONT. It's scheduled to be leased to Avianca.

4852's History:
Sep 2011: Delivered to Cebu Pacific Air as RP-C3264.
Jun 2016: Repainted in the Cebu Pacific re-brand livery.
Jly 2018: Sold to Arena Aviation Capital, and leased back.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at MNL.

26 January 2022

Japan Airlines' JA009D

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA009D (c/n 27641, l/n 159) from NGO to VCV, via HNL. Sadly, this 777-289, flying as JAL8132, is due to be parted out and scrapped.

JA009D's History:
Sep 1998: Delivered to Japan Air System (JAS) in the Akira Kurosawa livery.
Apr 2004: Acquired by Japan Airlines Domestic, and painted into the "Arc of the Sun" livery.
Jly 2006: Painted in the Tamagotchi special livery.
Oct 2006: Integrated into the mainline Japan Airlines fleet.
Jun 2010: Special decals for the Softbank Hawks NPB baseball team added for 1 month.
Nov 2012: Painted into the current livery.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service. and stored at ITM.
Jan 2022: Ferried to NGO.

25 January 2022

Mokulele Airlines' N183GC

Southern Airways Express has transferred N183GC (msn 208B1210) to Mokulele Airlines fleet. This Cessna C208B Grand Caravan is wearing the Southern Airways livery, but has Mokulele titles added, and has begun service today with a flight from KOA to OGG.

N183GC was ferried to KOA from SMX on 14 January. Prior to arriving in Hawai‘i, it was part of the Southern/Mokulele SoCal EAS flights between IPL and LAX.

05 Apr 2022 UPDATE
N183GC has been re-registered as N31SA.

23 January 2022

Air Archipels N303BZ

Air Archipels, a private charter subsidiary of Air Tahiti, is taking delivery of N303BZ (msn BZ-3). This Beechcraft B200CGT King Air 200 is making its delivery flight from MCE to PPT, via HNL.

This brand-new King Air 200 was built in July 2021. It was ferried from ICT to MCE, via COS this past December.

22 January 2022

QantasLink's N951UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their second QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR in less than a week. N951UW (msn 190000112) is making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, as UTY9100.

19000112's History:
Sep 2007: Delivered to US Airways as N951UW (f/n 951).
Dec 2013: Integrated into the American Airlines fleet.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, stored at PIT, then ferried to ROW a month later.
Dec 2020: Acquired by Jetran.
May 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for Alliance Airlines, and ferried to SJO.

17 January 2022


ST Resources is ferrying D-AAEP (msn 1199) from XSP to SAT, via GUM and HNL. This A321-231 is heading for freighter conversion.

1199's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Aero Lloyd as D-ALAM.
Apr 2004: Airline re-brands as Aero Flight.
Jan 2006: Acquired by ILFC after Aero Flight's closure, then leased to Air Blue as AP-BJA to Dec 2010.
Oct 2011: Leased to Ural Airlines as VQ-BOC.
May 2014: Acquired by AerCap, and lease transferred.
Oct 2017: Acquired by Aircastle, and lease transferred.
Sep 2019: Acquired by ST Resources, and lease transferred.
Sep 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at SVX.
Apr 2021: Ferried to XSP for storage.

16 January 2022

QantasLink's N955UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their first full-liveried QantasLink ERJ-190AR, N955UW (msn 19000152). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via BRO, OAK, HNL, MAJ, and NAN) as UTY9100, and is making an overnight stop at HNL. Alliance Airlines will operate a portion of their fleet on behalf of the QantasLink system.

19000152' History:
Feb 2008: Delivered to US Airways as N955UW (f/n 955).
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines fleet.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Apr 2020: Ferried to ROW for storage.
Jun 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Service to prepare for Alliance Airlines.


Red River Aircraft Leasing is having N7377C (c/n 27125, l/n 2415), a 737-3H6F, ferried from BNE to MZJ, via MAJ and HNL. It was formerly with Nauru Airlines.

27125's History:
Jan 1993: Delivered to Malaysia Airlines' MAS Kargo as 9M-MZA.
Aug 2000: Sold Aviacargo Leasing, then leased to L'Aéropostale as F-GIXR.
Mar 2001: Leased to Europe Airpost as F-GIXR.
Apr 2011: Sold to BBAM, and the lease transferred.
Apr 2014: Sold to Our Airline as VH-VLI.
Aug 2014: Acquired by Nauru Airlines as VH-VLI.
Aug 2021: Withdrawn from service and stored at BNE.
Nov 2021: Acquired by CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing.
Dec 2021: Sold to Red River Aircraft Leasing as N7377C.

14 January 2022

Lion Air's VP-CEF

The last of the 29 Lion Group 737-9GPERs acquired by Castlelake to lease to Delta Air Lines is making a stop at HNL, as it ferries from CGK to SBD, also stopping in GUM. VP-CEF (c/n 37286, l/n 3813) is the last 737-9GPER.

37286's History:
Oct 2011: Delivered to Lion Air as PK-LJF, leased from CMIG Aviation Leasing
Feb 2018: Painted in the LionParcel.com livery
Mar 2018: Acquired by Aircastle, and the lease transferred.
Jan 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.
Dec 2021: Ferried to CGK, and acquired by Castlelake as VP-CEF.
Jan 2022: Ferried to SBD for lease to Delta Air Lines, to registered as N931DM.

Here are the Delta Air Lines registrations of the former Lion Group 737-9GPERs:
N931DM (f/n 3931) | PK-LJF
N932DS (f/n 3932) | PK-LQU
N933DJ (f/n 3933) | PK-LJL
N934DB (f/n 3934) | PK-LSG
N935DH (f/n 3935) | PK-LHW
N936DU (f/n 3936) | HS-LTK
N937DM (f/n 3937) | PK-LJM
N938DB (f/n 3938) | PK-LJO
N939DG (f/n 3939) | PK-LKO
N940DJ (f/n 3940) | 9M-LNF
N941DJ (f/n 3941) | PK-LBG
N942DC (f/n 3942) | PK-LBM
N943DB (f/n 3943) | 9M-LNJ
N944DR (f/n 3944) | PK-LJT
N945DU (f/n 3945) | 9M-LNG
N946DC (f/n 3946) | PK-LBH
N947DC (f/n 3947) | PK-LBO
N948DJ (f/n 3948) | 9M-LNH
N949DK (f/n 3949) | 9M-LNL
N950DA (f/n 3950) | 9M-LNK
N951DA (f/n 3951) | HS-LTH
N952DJ (f/n 3952) | PK-LOF
N953DC (f/n 3953) | PK-LBJ
N954DJ (f/n 3954) | PK-LBI
N955DE (f/n 3955) | HS-LTL
N956DD (f/n 3956) | HS-LTJ
N957DR (f/n 3957) | PK-LSQ
N958DJ (f/n 3958) | PK-LPH
N959DV (f/n 3959) | PK-LPF

13 January 2022

SilkWay West Airlines' VQ-BVC

Silk Way West Airlines' VQ-BVC (c/n 44937, l/n 1496) is making a brief fuel stop at HNL, from ORD as AZG5862, and will continue onto BNE.

09 January 2022

Ukraine Air Alliance An-12s

It appears that the Ukraine Air Alliance An-12s will continue to transit through HNL for the time being. UR-CNT and UR-CGV will stop off as they fly between ELP and SGN. The US west coast stop will be either at SBD or OAK. MAJ and GUM will continue to be the other Pacific island stops.

Alliance Airlines' N953QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR,  N953QQ (msn 19000053). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, ferried by Southern Cross International as SXI2204.

19000053's History:
Nov 2006: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1559CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
May 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for Alliance Airlines as N953QQ, and ferried to SJO a month later.
Jan 2022: Delivery to Alliance Airlines as VH-UIY.

Volga-Dnepr's RA-82044

Volga-Dnepr's RA-82044 (c/n 977305415509, l/n 06-08) is making a stop at HNL today from AZA. This An-124-100 flying as VDA5469, and will continue onto GUM.

11 Jan 2022 UPDATE
RA-82044 returned to HNL from GUM as, and will continue onto MFR as VDA5652.

07 January 2022

Delta Air Lines' N411DX

Delta Air Lines' Team USA-liveried A330-941, N411DX (msn 1991, f/n 3411), is making its first appearance at HNL with this special livery today. It arrived from SEA as DAL450, and will return tomorrow as DAL440.

05 January 2022


N830KW (c/n 30870, l/n 374), a former Singapore Airlines 777-212ER is making its ferry flight from ASP to MCI (via BNE and HNL). It's due to arrive in the overnight hours. This "Triple" is most-likely bound for Eastern Airlines.

30870's History:
Nov 2001: Delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SVE.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Apr 2020: Ferried to ASP for storage.
Nov 2021: Acquired by Jet Midwest.

Japan Airlines' JA8979

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8979 (c/n 27638, l/n 107) from NGO to VCV, via HNL, as JAL8132. This 777-289 is being retired by JAL, and is headed for storage.

JA8979's History:
Nov 1997: Delivered to Japan Air System, in the Akira Kurosawa livery.
Apr 2004: Transferred to Japan Airlines fleet, after JAS was acquired by JAL.
Jly 2005: Painted in the "Mushi King / JAL Family Jet" special livery, to Dec 2005.
Oct 2012: "Arashi-Popcorn" decals added, to March 2013.
Apr 2018: "Samurai Blue 2018" decals added, to Dec 2018.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at HND.

03 January 2022

Lion Air's VP-CEI

Castlelake is having VP-CEI (c/n 38301, l/n 5176) ferried from CGK to SBD, via SZB, GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. VP-CEI was stuck at GUM due to a maintenance issue since 20 Dec. It's making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

38301's History:
Dec 2014: Delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTP.
Apr 2020: Transferred to Lion Air as PK-LSG.
Mar 2021: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to SUB for storage.
Nov 2021: Ferried to CGK for storage.

02 January 2022


N950TR (c/n 30751, l/n 401), a 737-7CG BBJ owned by Ohio Resources LLC, has stopped off at HNL. This BBJ is used by motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and his initials are on the tail, and his signature is by the left main entry door.

This BBJ was previously P4-SJM that stopped here in November 2016.

01 January 2022

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! 🎉 🤙🏻

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a blessed and better 2022!