Hawaiian Airlines Inducts First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Hawaiian Airlines Inducts First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.

Last week saw Hawaiian Airlines induct it’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into it’s fleet, as modernisation begins.

The aircraft was sent on it’s delivery flight over a week ago, with the airline naming the aircraft “Kapuahi”.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Welcoming the First Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9: Kapuahi…


Hawaiian Airlines Inducts First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.
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Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines said the following on the first Boeing 787-9 Delivery:

“This day has been a long time coming”.

“In fact, today marks almost six years to the date when we first announced our investment in the 787-9”.

“[This was] as the new flagship fleet for our company”.

“Mahalo to Boeing for working collaboratively with us as we adjusted the delivery schedule and to our entire 787-9 team for managing our project and getting our first aircraft to its new home here in Honolulu.”

Adding to this was Darren Hulst, vice president of commercial marketing at Boeing:

“From the moment you step onboard, you’ll see that the Hawaiian culture is woven into the design of this 787 Dreamliner. It immediately connects passengers to the beauty of the islands”.

“It’s an honor to know this airplane will bring Hawai’i to the world for years to come.”

N781HA, the aircraft in question, is named Kapuahi, which is named after stars and constellations used in the traditions of Polynesian navigators.

Overall, this marks the next stage in Hawaiian Airlines’ chapter, with all eyes on what routes will be utilised by this new aircraft.

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