Hawaiian Airlines opens ticket sales for new 787 Dreamliner

Render of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight.
Image Credit: Hawaiian Airlines

Travelers from the Bay Area and Los Angeles planning a Hawaiʻi vacation can be the first to experience the elegant, island-inspired design and comfort of Hawaiian Airlines new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft starting next spring.

Hawaiʻi’s hometown carrier today began ticket sales for its 787 aircraft, which will initially enter service between Hawaiʻi and San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX).

Paradise in the Skies


Hawaiian Airlines is known as Hawaiʻi’s hometown carrier, and it’s no surprise that they’ve gone above and beyond to create a cabin experience that truly reflects the beauty of the islands.

The moment you step aboard their 787-9 Dreamliner, the aim is to immerse passengers in an environment designed to evoke Hawaiʻi’s natural charm.

The cabin design features bold textures, soothing sunrise and sunset lighting, and patterns inspired by the ocean and winds.

These elements come together to create an atmosphere that’s both relaxing and invigorating, setting the stage for a memorable journey.

Leihōkū Suites: The Epitome of Luxury


One of the standout features of Hawaiian’s 787-9 Dreamliner is the Leihōkū Suites, named after the “garland of stars” in Hawaiian.

These 34 suites offer an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury. Each suite comes with lie-flat seating, an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access.

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Hawaiian Airlines Leihōkū Suites on the 787 Dreamliner
Hawaiian Airlines Leihōkū Suites on the 787 Dreamliner

The 1-2-1 configuration with doors ensures privacy, and double suites can be combined for couples seeking a shared experience under a starlit ceiling inspired by ancient Polynesian constellations.

The inflight luxury is finished off with the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality throughout the flight.

Innovative Partnerships

In the pursuit of creating the perfect flying experience, Hawaiian Airlines partnered with Adient Aerospace, a joint venture between the Boeing Company and Adient, a leader in automotive seats. This collaboration led to the creation of the Leihōkū Suites, redefining luxury travel in the skies.

Main Cabin Comfort


While the Leihōkū Suites provide an extraordinary experience, the main cabin is designed with passenger comfort in mind as well. It features 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire lightweight seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests, offering more space and comfort.

Each seat is equipped with a 12-inch seatback monitor and USB-A and USB-C charging ports for your convenience.

A Tribute to Hawaiʻi’s Rich Heritage

Every detail of the 787-9 Dreamliner pays homage to Hawaiʻi’s rich heritage and pristine environment. From wall panels depicting native wood grains to lavatory floors inspired by shimmering black volcanic sand, the interior design is a testament to the beauty of the islands.

‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, is integrated into seat row numbers and placards, adding a touch of authenticity to the journey. Even the laminates and fabrics reflect the forms of native Hawaiian plants.

Hawaiian Airlines’ 787-9 Dreamliner is not just about aesthetics; it also prioritizes passenger comfort. Enhanced cabin air filtration ensures passengers breathe clean air throughout their journey.

The carbon-fiber composite airframe also allows for the setting of a lower cabin altitude, reducing the effects of flying on the body.

The cabin is remarkably quiet, thanks to acoustic-treated engine inlets, and you’ll appreciate the extra-large, dimmable windows, spacious overhead bins, and lavatory toilets and faucets with touchless activation.

The Future of Hawaiʻi Travel


Hawaiian Airlines is set to receive the first of its 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January, with more deliveries planned through 2027. This marks a significant step in the evolution of travel to Hawaiʻi, promising passengers an extraordinary experience from the moment they step aboard.

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