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There have been rumors of this happening for a while, though it’s finally official as of today — Hawaiian Airlines signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9s, with an option for an additional 10 aircraft. Assuming all goes to plan, the airline intends to take delivery of their first Dreamliner in the first quarter of 2021.
Hawaiian Airlines says that this plane will be the ideal choice for Hawaiian’s longhaul Asia/Pacific and North America routes. Interestingly there’s no mention of the possibility of Hawaiian launching flights to Europe, which has been rumored for a while, and would certainly be within range for the plane. Here’s what Hawaiian’s President & CEO had to say about the order: