25 August 2022


One of MGM Mirage’s ERJ-190 ECJ Lineage 1000s, N785MM (msn 19000709), is making another visit to HNL from LAS.

24 August 2022

Lion Air’s PK-LJJ

Lion Air’s 737-9GPER, PK-LJJ (c/n 37289, l/n 3888) is being returned to its lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, as it will be leased to Delta Air Lines. It’s flying from BTH to SBD, with stops at GUM and HNL, as LNI7001.

PK-LJJ’s History:
Jan 2012: Delivered. To Lion Air, under lease from Novus Aviation Capital.
Apr 2020: Withdrawn from service, and placed into storage at SOC, then CGK.
Dec 2020: Returned to service.
Apr 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CGK, then BTH.
Feb 2022: Returned to service.
Apr 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.

23 August 2022

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CNT

Ukraine Air Alliance's An-12BK, UR-CNT (msn 00347505) has returned to HNL as it flies from IAH to MNL. It arrived from SBD today as UKL5082, and will continue onto MAJ tomorrow.

11 Sep 2022 UPDATE
UR-CNT is returning to the mainland from MAJ as UKL5081.


The Bank of Utah is ferrying N2820 (c/n 28206, l/n 694), a 767-3Q8ER, from GYR to SIN for freighter conversion, with a stop HNL. After conversion, it will be leased to the DHL Group.

28206's History:
Mar 1998: Delivered to TransAero as N601LF "Oreol", under lease from ILFC.
Jun 1999: Leased to LAPA as LV-ZPL to Sep 2001.
Apr 2002: Leased to Southern Winds as TF-ARA, and subleased to Air Atlanta Icelandic for a month.
Mar 2004: Leased to LAN Chile as CC-CML.
Nov 2008: Subleased to LAN Ecuador as HC-CGZ for 2 years.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
May 2016: LAN merges with Brazil's TAM to become LATAM.
Aug 2018: Leased to LATAM Argentina as LV-ZYV.
Nov 2019: Leased to LATAM Chile as CC-CML.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Dec 2020: Ferried to GYR for storage, and re-registered as N2820.
Aug 2021: Acquired by the Bank of Utah.

22 August 2022

Flybondi's VP-BJN

Pembroke Leasing is delivering VP-BJN (c/n 30145, l/n 3405) from KUL to BYH, via GUM, HNL, and SDM. This 737-8U3 will join Argentina's Flybondi as LV-KEG, after it undergoes pre-delivery maintenance.

30145's History:
Sep 2010: Delivered to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GMQ, under lease from Pembroke.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CGK.
Sep 2021: Returned to Pembroke, re-registered as VP-BJN, and ferried to KUL for storage.

21 August 2022

Vanderbilt University's Team Charter

The Vanderbilt Commodores football team chartered a Delta Air Lines A330 to make their road trip to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N801NW (msn 0524, f/n 3301), an A330-323, made the team charter flight from BNA to HNL as DAL8912. This A330 will ferry to MSP as DAL8771 tomorrow.

Another airliner will pick up the team on Saturday night following the game.

14 August 2022


The Minth Group's Airbus A318-112 ACJ Elite, B-77777 (msn 3363), is making a stop from AGU, as it returns to TSA, via HNL and GUM. This ACJ is operated by EVA Airways.

B-77777 was also here in April 2017, and in April 2011, when it was with Comlux Aviation Malta (9H-AFL).

19 Aug 2022 UPDATE
B-77777 departed for GUM and TSA this afternoon.

11 August 2022


NASA's 747SP-21 SOFIA [Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy] platform, N747NA "Clipper Lindbergh" (c/n 2144, l/n 306), is making its return to its base at PMD from CHC, and is making a brief fuel stop at HNL.

This former Pan American World Airways and United Airlines 747SP is due to be retired soon.

09 August 2022

Spicejet's VP-CKP

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying a former Spicejet 737-8GJ, VP-CKP (c/n 37364, l/n 4638) from KUL to GYR (via GUM and HNL) as OMD257. It's being returned to its lessor, BOC, and its stop at HNL will be a brief fuel stop.

37364's History:
Oct 2013: Delivered to Spicejet as VT-SZI "Gambooge", under lease from BOC.
May 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at DEL.
Dec 2021: Ferried to KUL for storage.

08 August 2022

Japan Airlines' JA8944

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8944 (c/n 28396, l/n 212) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-346 is flying as JAL8132, and is slated for retirement.

It was delivered to JAL in April 1999, and flew until February 2021.

Northern Air Cargo's N563WA

Elan Express has delivered Northern Air Cargo's N563WA (c/n 30563, l/n 786) from SIN to HNL following freighter conversion. According to sources, this 767-3BGERF, in the NAC livery, will remain at HNL. N563WA stopped at HNL on its way to SIN this past February.

It is being leased from Northwest Aviation Leasing (part of the Saltchuk Group). They have three more 767-3BGERs slated for conversion, with one going to Aloha Air Cargo, one to NAC, and one to Strat Air. N565WW recently ferried to QPG. The other two are N564WW (c/n 30564, l/n 798) and N566WW (c/n 30566, l/n 817).

30563's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Sobelair as OO-SLR.
Jan 2001: Sold to Deutsche Structured Finance and leased back.
Jly 2004: Leased to Hainan Airlines as B-2561.
Jun 2007: Leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AMF.
Sep 2010: Sold to Automatic LLC, and lease transferred.
Feb 2014: Involved in hijacking by first officer.
Oct 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR.
Dec 2020: Sold to Fortress Transportation as N563WA.
Jun 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Northwest Aviation Leasing.
Feb 2022: Ferried to SIN for freighter conversion.

07 August 2022

CargoJet Airways' N379BR

Elan Express is ferrying CargoJet Airways' 757-2G5F, N379BR (c/n 29379, l/n 919) from XMN to YHM, via GUM and HNL, as ELX379. It will be registered as C-GJCS, and leased from Black Rock. This 757 stopped here in February en route to XMN for freighter conversion.