29 July 2022

Bonza's VH-UJT

Australia's new start-up airline, Bonza, is taking delivery of their first 737-8, VH-UJT (c/n 62533, l/n 7722), leased from SMBC. It's making its delivery flight from BFI to MEL, via HNL and NAN, as AB1. This 737-8, built in September 2019, was to be leased to LOT Polish Airlines, but not taken up. Four more LOT 737-8 NTUs are being readied for delivery to Bonza.

LATAM Cargo's N564LA

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying LATAM Cargo's N564LA (c/n 40593, l/n 1038) from QPG to MIA, via HNL as OMD247. This 767-316ERF stopped through HNL this past March on its ferry flight to QPG.

40593's History:
Oct 2012: Delivered to LAN Airlines as CC-BDI.
Aug 2013: Acquired by TAM Lines Aéreas as PT-MSV.
May 2016: Airline rebrands as LATAM Brasil, fleet transferred.
Mar 2022: Transferred to LATAM Cargo for conversion as N564LA.

28 July 2022

N565WW

Elan Express is ferrying N565WW (c/n 30565, l/n 802), a 767-3BGER, owned by Northwest Aviation Leasing, from VCV to QPG (via ONT and HNL) for freighter conversion.

30565's History:
Sep 2000: Delivered to Balair as HB-IHW.
Jan 2002: Sold to Fortress Transportation (FTAI), and leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-ALH.
Jan 2006: Painted in the current livery.
Sep 2012: Painted in the United Nations livery, and operated for the UN by Ethiopian.
Aug 2020: Returned to FTAI registered as N565WW, and stored at GYR.
Aug 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.

Super Air Jet's PK-SJR

Super Air Jet is taking delivery of their next A320-232, PK-SJR (msn 3457). This leased white-tail from Avolon, is flying from TUS to CGK (via HNL, MAJ, and BIK) as SJV2.

3457's History:
Apr 2008: Delivered to IndiGo as VT-INS, under lease from Allco Aviation.
Jan 2011: Sold to HKAC, and lease transferred.
Jan 2016: Sold to Avolon, and lease transferred.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at TUS as OE-IGV.

27 July 2022

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRJ

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of their second 737-8 in five days, with 9M-LRJ (c/n 43018, l/n 7794). It's making its delivery flight from BFI as MXD1, and will overnight at HNL.


29 Jly 2022 UPDATE
MXD1 continued onto GUM this afternoon.

Lion Air's PK-LKL

Lion Air is returning PK-LKL (c/n 38683, l/n 4236) to its lessor, Aircastle. This 737-9GPER is ferrying from BTH to SBD (via GUM and HNL) as LNI7001.

This is the first of four additional 737-9GPERs that will be leased to Delta Air Lines by Aircastle.

PK-LKL'S History:
Nov 2012: Delivered to Lion Air, under lease from BOC.
___ 2014: Sold to Aircastle, and lease transferred.
Jun 2018: Subleased to flynas for three months, and operated by Lion Air.
Feb 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.


26 July 2022

N932DT

Delray Air LLC is delivering N932DT (msn 208B5691), a Cessna C208B Grand Caravan EX, from IDP to AKL, via SOW, MCE, HNL, and PPG).

25 July 2022

QantasLink's N963UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR, with N963UW (msn 19000191). It's making its delivery from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ) as UTY9817.

19000191's History:
Jly 2008: Delivered to US Airways as N963UW.
Oct 2009: Acquired by Republic Airlines as N170HQ to operate for Midwest Airlines.
Feb 2011: Operated for Frontier Airlines.
Jan 2013: Repurchased by US Airways as N963UW.
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines fleet following the merger.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at PIT, then ferried to ROW a month later.
Sep 2020: Acquired by Jetran.
Apr 2022: Ferried to SJO to prep for Alliance Airlines.

22 July 2022

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRH

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of their next 737-8, 9M-LRH (c/n 43017, l/n 7778). It's making its delivery flight from BFI to KUL, via HNL and GUM as MXD2.

21 July 2022

VP-BWL

AerCap is ferrying VP-BWL (msn 2243) from TNN to ROW, via GUM and HNL. This A319-111 has been painted in all-primer green.

2243's History:
Jun 2004: Delivered to Aeroflot as VP-BWL "A. Grechaninov", under lease from GECAS.
Apr 2014: Leased to Aurora as VP-BWL.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Feb 2022: Withdrawn from service and ferried to TNN for storage.

20 July 2022

N207UW

The Bank of Utah is having N207UW (c/n 32448, l/n 967) ferried from ROW to CTU (via HNL and GUM). This 757-28A is heading for freighter conversion for SF Airlines.

32448's History:
Jun 2001: Delivered to North American Airlines as N756NA "Claudette Abrahms", under lease from GECAS.
Mar 2011: Leased to US Airways as N207UW.
Dec 2013: Integrated to the American Airlines fleet following the merger.
Sep 2015: Purchased by American Airlines.
Jan 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BFM.
Mar 2020: Ferried to ROW for storage.
Feb 2021: Sold to AerSale Inc.
Jun 2022: Sold to the Bank of Utah.

N118DP

The Bank of Utah is ferrying N118DP (c/n 30853, l/n 837) from GYR to CAN (via HNL) for freighter conversion, then sale to SF Airlines.

30853's History:
May 2001: Delivered to Kenya Airways as 5Y-KQZ, under lease from GECAS.
Oct 2005: Painted in the current livery.
Aug 2015: Leased to EuroAtlantic Airways as CS-TKT, then subleased to flynas for two months.
Dec 2017: Subleased to flynas.
Sep 2018: Returned to EuroAtlantic Airways.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Jan 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR.
May 2022: Sold to the Bank of Utah, and registered as N118DP.

18 July 2022

Japan Airlines' JA751J

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA751J (c/n 26754, l/n 458) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-346 is flying as JAL8132. Reports say that this 777 will be parted out, then scrapped.

JA751J's History:
Nov 2003: Delivered to Japan Airlines in the Arc of the Sun livery.
Oct 2014: Painted in the current "Tsuru" livery.
Jun 2015: "Fly to 2020" decal applied.
Nov 2016: "One Heart! Let's Go 2020!" decals applied.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at HND.

17 July 2022

FlyBondi's VP-BJT

Pembroke Leasing is delivering VP-BJT (c/n 30150, l/n 3429) to FlyBondi [Argentina]. This 737-8U3 is flying from CGK to Argentina, via GUM, HNL, SDM, and BYH. It will be registered as LV-KEH after delivery.

30150's History:
Oct 2010: Delivered to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GMR, under lease from Pembroke.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at KUL. then registered as VP-BJT.


16 July 2022

N109DP

The Bank of Utah is ferrying N109DP (c/n 33421, l/n 887) from MZJ to PVG (via PHX, HNL and GUM) for freighter conversion, then lease to SF Airlines. This 767-33AER is making an overnight stop at HNL, and is a homecoming of sorts, as it began its service with Hawaiian Airlines.

33421's History:
Sep 2002: Delivered to Hawaiian Airlines as N587HA "Pakalakala" (f/n 587), under lease from AWAS.
Dec 2015: Leased to Air Canada Rouge as C-FIYA (f/n 693).
Aug 2017: Sold to DAE Capital, and leased transferred.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at MCI.
Jly 2020: Ferried to SNN for storage.
Jan 2022: Sold to the Bank of Utah, registered as N109DP, and ferried to MZJ for storage.

15 July 2022

N250GE

N250GE (c/n 34965, l/n  2341), a 737-8EHF, owned by AerCap, is ferrying from PVG to VCV (via GUM and HNL). It will receive the remainder of the livery at VCV, before going to Brazil.

34965's History
Aug 2007: Delivered to GOL Transportes Aéreos as PR-GTP, under lease from GECAS.
Sep 2015: Painted in the current GOL livery.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.
Oct 2021: Ferried to PVG for freighter conversion.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap as N250GE.
Jly 2022: Leased to GOL Transportes Aéreos as PS-GFB.

14 July 2022

Singapore Airlines' 9V-MBO

Singapore Airlines is taking delivery of its next 737-8, 9V-MBO (c/n 44259, l/n 8290), today. It's making its delivery flight from BFI as SIA8890, and will make an overnight stop at HNL, then continue onto GUM.

08 July 2022

N394BR

N394BR (c/n 30394, l/n 922), a 757-2G5 owned by BlackRock, is being ferried from GYR to Asia by Elan Express as ELX394.

30394's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Balair as HB-IHS, under lease from ILFC.
Oct 2001: Airline rebranded as Belair, named "Horizonte", leased from ILFC.
Jan 2008: Operated for Air-Berlin.
Jun 2010: Leased to Thomson Airways as G-OOBP.
Mar 2013: Painted in new Thomson livery
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Oct 2017: Airline rebrands as TUI Airways, and lease transferred.
Jun 2021: Sold to BlackRock, and lease transferred.
Oct 2017: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR.

03 July 2022

Icelandair's TF-FIC

Icelandair's TF-FIC "Magni" (c/n 30735, l/n 931), is making a stop at HNL on an around the globe private charter flight for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The flight, ICE1932, originated from HAM, and has made stops at YQX, YXY, KOA, and HNL. It will return to KOA later today.

This 757 is all white, except for the large Albert Ballin titles. He was the founder of Hapag (of Hapag-Lloyd), which was a shipping company that was based in Hamburg.


05 Jly 2022 UPDATE
TF-FIC departed for MAJ today.

01 July 2022

ANA'S Flying Honu Returns

All Nippon Airways is resuming their Airbus A380 service between NRT and HNL (ANA184/183) today. The ANA184/183 will operate only on Fridays and Saturdays from today until October 29th. JA381A "Lani" (msn 262) is seen above returning to NRT.

Further information in this ANA press release.