Hawaiian Airlines to launch Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights on April 15, 2024

Hawaiian Airlines made this announcement:

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).

Hawaiian’s new flagship aircraft will debut April 15 with daily service between Honolulu (HNL) and San Francisco through May 14, followed by select flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles starting May 14, and Maui (OGG) and Los Angeles from May 15. 

Guests boarding Hawaiian’s 787 will be immersed in a cabin that evokes Hawaiʻi’s beauty through bold textures, soothing sunrise and sunset lighting, and sinuous ocean and wind patterns. The 300-seat aircraft features Hawaiian’s newest premium product, Leihōkū Suites (garland of stars): 34 suites that envelop guests in a tranquil space with lie-flat seating, an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging and direct aisle access. Set in a 1-2-1 configuration with doors, the suites offer privacy or a shared experience with combinable double suites allowing couples to fall asleep while gazing at a starlit ceiling inspired by constellations that guided early Polynesian voyagers.

Hawaiian Airlines Leihōkū Suites on the 787 Dreamliner

In developing its Leihōkū Suites, Hawaiian became the first airline to partner with Adient Aerospace – a joint venture between the Boeing Company and Adient, a world leader in automotive seats. Hawaiian’s 787 Main Cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire light-weight seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests that maximize seat space, offer more shoulder and hip room and feature a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports.

Each design element of Hawaiian’s 787 celebrates navigators who have sailed the Pacific by observing the stars, sun, winds, waves and wildlife. The airline worked with design consultant Teague to realize Hawaiian’s vision of honoring Pacific exploration in a modern aircraft.

Every detail of the interior pays homage to Hawaiʻi’s pristine environment, from wall panels depicting native wood grains to the lavatory floor inspired by shimmering black volcanic sand. ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) is integrated into seat row numbers and other placards. Laminates and fabrics reflect the forms of native Hawaiian plants.

The 787 offers enhanced cabin air filtration and its carbon-fiber composite airframe permits travel at a lower cabin altitude, resulting in a more comfortable flight. Guests will also notice a quiet cabin thanks to acoustic-treated engine inlets, as well as extra-large, dimmable windows, spacious overhead bins and lavatory toilets and faucets with touchless activation.

Hawaiian is scheduled to receive the first of 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January, with additional deliveries planned through 2027.


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A new standard of travel inspired by Hawaii

Be some of the first to fly on our new flagship aircraft, the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787. The fuel-efficient planes travel at a lower cabin altitude pressurization with enhanced filtration and turbulence sensors, resulting in a more comfortable flight, while the spacious interior features electronically dimmable windows and extra large overhead bins. Immerse yourself in elegant design details inspired by Hawaii’s natural elements, from the serene sunrise and sunset lighting to the rich textures and patterns in each cabin. You can experience it all when the first plane takes off on April 15, 2024 with daily service between Honolulu (HNL) and San Francisco (SFO) through May 14, followed by select flights between Honolulu (HNL) and Los Angeles (LAX) starting May 14, and Maui (OGG) and Los Angeles (LAX) from May 15. Stay tuned for more announcements. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2imM2hLYyL4A unique voyage by design

Thousands of years ago, crews first sailed the Pacific Ocean by observing the sun, stars, winds, waves and wildlife. Today we celebrate those time-honored traditions with the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787, an innovative aircraft that pays tribute to our wayfinding history while setting forth a new path of discovery.


A new premium journey written in the stars

Leihōkū — meaning “lei of stars” in Hawaiian — is the newest class of premium travel. Offered only on Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft, it is a transformative way to fly with enclosed suites, fully lie-flat seats and luxurious details.Leihoku Lie Down

Extra comfort
Exceptional experience

Choose the Extra Comfort travel experience to access priority lines, more legroom and a front-row seat to sweeping design details. Just above, the ceiling mimics the open sky, illuminating with colors that correspond to the destination’s current sunlight.

More in Main Cabin

Every detail references Hawaii’s natural elements, from panels depicting koa woodgrains, to carpet that resembles the ocean, to plant life illustrated on Main Cabin seats. Windows are electronically dimmable, allowing guests to change their view from light to dark with the press of a button.

Accommodating amenities

There’s even more to explore. Stow your belongings in our large, pivoting overhead bins while relaxing to free in-flight entertainment, which includes our own Hawaii-made music videos and Hana Hou! TV. Plus, make use of multiple personal charging outlets from the comfort of your seat.