Tickets are now on sale for Hawaiian Airlines’ Dreamliner 787 service between Hawai’i and San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX), which begins next spring.
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, sunrise and sunset lighting, and ocean and wind patterns. The 300-seat aircraft features Hawaiian’s newest premium product, Leihōkū Suites (garland of stars): 34 suites with lie-flat seating (Fall asleep while gazing at a starlit ceiling inspired by constellations that guided early Polynesian voyagers!), 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.
“Our 787’s uniquely Hawaiian design and comfort, paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will create an unparalleled experience for our guests on their travel to the islands,” said Avi Mannis, chief marketing officer at Hawaiian Airlines.
In developing its Leihōkū Suites (shown in image top of post), 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.
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.