FARNBOROUGH – Hawaiian Airlines and Boeing have today announced a finalization for 20 787-9 Dreamliners, featuring 10 firm and 10 purchase rights, at list prices of $2.82 billion. The carrier will need these aircraft for fleet renewal as well as growths into other markets across the world.
“The Dreamliner’s operational performance and passenger-friendly cabin make it an ideal aircraft to serve as our flagship aircraft of the future. The aircraft provides Hawaiian with more seating capacity and greater range to expand within our current network and offer new destinations to and from the Asia Pacific and North America,” said Peter Ingram, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines.
This order came from a Letter of Intent that was signed in March 2018 that had selected the aircraft to serve the carrier’s medium-long-haul routes.
Hawaiian Airlines will enjoy the ability to fly up to 7,635 nautical miles on one tank and carry up to 290 passengers in a 2-class configuration, offering 20% better fuel efficiency than older generation aircraft.
In the deal, Boeing has also said that they will provide the carrier with new transition support services known as Training and Initial Provisioning, so then that the carrier can ensure smoother changeovers from previous widebody aircraft.
“We are delighted to officially welcome Hawaiian Airlines to the 787 Dreamliner family. Hawaiian has been on an impressive growth path and we are honored they have chosen the Dreamliner to take their airline to the next level,” said Kevin McAllister, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to delivering the Dreamliner to Hawaiian and supporting them with integrated services to help them operate more efficiently and lower their costs.”
“We continue to see strong market demand for the Dreamliner and its game-changing capabilities. The more that airlines see what this aeroplane can do and the more that passengers experience the Dreamliner, the more calls we get about a new order or a repeat order,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.
The 787 has sold over 1,400 units and has had 700+ delivered. The 787 Family has carried over 255 million passengers and saved around 25 billion pounds of fuel.
The 787 has managed to open up to 180 new nonstop routes around the world, something that Hawaiian can enjoy when they receive the aircraft. Even them themselves can open up to new markets with the aircraft.