Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu) took delivery of its first of twelve B787-9s after N781HA (msn 66429) was ferried from Charleston International to Honolulu on February 14.

A second B787-9, N780HA (msn 66428), is lined up to be delivered shortly and was last tracked at Victorville on January 19, according to Flightradar24 ADS-B data. The company is currently securing financing for this aircraft, Hawaiian's Chief Financial Officer Shannon Okinaka said during its 2023 fourth quarter investors' call last month.

Hawaiian Airlines' twelve B787-9s on order include nine directly from Boeing and three from its lessor, Boeing Capital. N781HA was received under a finance transaction with Jackson Square Aviation. ch-aviation has reached out to Hawaiian Airlines for clarification on who its lessor is.

Hawaiian Airlines also has purchase rights for eight additional airframes of the model. Deliveries of the twelve firm orders are scheduled to take place between 2024 and 2027, with three arriving this year alone, the company confirmed during its full-year 2023 financial results. It added it could need to secure new financing to satisfy its capital commitments for firm order aircraft. The other two aircraft due in 2024 will be acquired by Hawaiian Airlines outright.

The Honolulu-based carrier has scheduled the B787-9's debut for April 15, 2024, flying from its home base to San Francisco, the ch-aviation schedules module shows. Los Angeles International will also be served from Honolulu and Kahului starting in May. The widebody has 300 seats in a three-class configuration, including 187 in economy, 79 in economy plus, and 34 in business class.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet comprises 63 aircraft, including eighteen A321-200Ns, twenty-four A330-200s (set to be replaced with the new B787s), one A330-200(P2F), nineteen B717-200s, and one B787-9.