Hawaiian Airlines Introduces 787 on Honolulu-San Francisco Flight

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces 787 on Honolulu-San Francisco Flight
Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines has this week introduced it’s new Boeing 787 aircraft into commercial service, specifically on the Honolulu-San Francisco flight.

This marks a significant milestone for the airline as the process of fleet renewal and expansion continues.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Special 787 Flight Honolulu-San Francisco…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces 787 on Honolulu-San Francisco Flight
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Hawaiian Airlines flight HA12 departed Honolulu at 1318 local time on April 15 and proceeded eastbound to San Francisco.

N781HA was the aircraft that operated this milestone flight.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N781HA is a 0.3 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in February 2024.

Furthermore, Hawaiian Airlines currently has two of the aircraft in the fleet.

HA12 landed into San Francisco from Honolulu at 2120 local time.

The airline’s first guests on the Boeing 787 were welcomed with fresh lei and treated to live music and hula.

Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines had this to say on the milestone:

“Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible”.

“Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience.”

Plan of Action for the Aircraft…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces 787 on Honolulu-San Francisco Flight
Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.

The Boeing 787 with Hawaiian Airlines will continue to operate on the Honolulu-San Francisco route until May 14.

After that, it will then join N780HA on the dedicated services to Los Angeles and then onto Phoenix as well, starting May 15.

The aircraft can seat 300 passengers in a two-class configuration consisting of:

  • 34 in Business.
  • 266 in Economy.

Hawaiian Airlines is expected to take a total of 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners which will help bolster the long-haul fleet.

As well as this including flights such as Honolulu-San Francisco, Los Angeles & Phoenix, it will be used on other flights too.

The second aircraft was received last week, with the third expected by year-end.

All deliveries will be completed by the end of 2027.


Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.

In conclusion, the usage of Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787 on the Honolulu-San Francisco flight is a milestone.

It marks a new era in the way passengers travel to Hawaii as well as the rest of the destinations they serve.

All eyes will be on how the product is received by passengers, as well as the routes that the aircraft will be placed on.

But for now, this week marks celebration for the airline.

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