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Inside Hawaiian Airlines’ Dazzling New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Hawaiian Airlines Rolls Out Tickets for the Luxurious Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Starting next spring, Bay Area and Los Angeles travelers can embark on their Hawaiian vacation aboard Hawaiian Airlines’ brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This sophisticated aircraft promises a comfortable journey and a taste of the islands before you set foot on Hawaiian soil. From April 15, the airline will begin its daily flights between Honolulu and San Francisco. Following closely, select flights will take off from Honolulu to Los Angeles starting May 14. Hawaiian Airlines flights from Maui to Los Angeles begin on May 15.

Tickets went on sale this week, so you can already book a flight. FlightChic checked, and the seats are already filling up!

What will you find inside Hawaiian Airlines’ new Dreamliners?

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Source: Hawaiian Airlines

A Fusion of Craftsmanship and Heritage

Boarding the 787, passengers are welcomed into a realm that mirrors Hawaiʻi’s natural splendor. The cabin is a fusion of vibrant textures, with soothing lighting reminiscent of island sunrises and sunsets. Not forgetting the sinuous patterns that depict the majestic Hawaiian oceans and winds. The aircraft’s design is meticulously planned, from the starlit ceiling reminiscent of the constellations guiding Polynesian voyagers to the textures of the carpet echoing ocean waves.

Every corner of this aircraft sings praises to Hawaiʻi’s unspoiled nature. From wall panels reflecting native wood grains to a lavatory floor inspired by glistening black volcanic sands and integrations of ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), ensuring a holistic cultural immersion.

“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,” remarked Avi Mannis, chief marketing officer at Hawaiian Airlines.

The Hawaiian Airlines team worked closely with the design team at TEAGUE to realize something truly bespoke and magnificent inside this unique Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Watch the Hawaiian Airlines Dreamliner Design Story

Hawaiian Airlines put together a fantastic video. It explains the airline’s design ethos and details the process that created this remarkable aircraft interior. Enjoy!

Source: Hawaiian Airlines

Inside the Plane: The Spirit of Aloha Throughout

The 300-seat aircraft was thoughtfully designed to ensure comfort for all passengers onboard. Its unique design elements extend the spirit of Aloha. Passengers will feel like they are already on the Hawaiian islands from the moment they board the plane, and that warm welcome will continue on their flight home.

A First-Class Hawaiian Experience: Leihōkū Suites

Leihōkū Suites inside Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Source: Hawaiian Airlines

For those seeking the pinnacle of luxury, the Leihōkū Suites beckon. This premium aircraft segment houses 34 suites set in a 1-2-1 configuration.

In pioneering the Leihōkū (garland of stars) Suites, Hawaiian Airlines formed an innovative partnership with Adient Aerospace, a collaboration between the Boeing Company and Adient, the global leaders in automotive seating.

For those seeking the pinnacle of luxury, the Leihōkū Suites beckon inside the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Source: Hawaiian Airlines

The suites offer a sanctuary for passengers to be entertained, dine, and comfortably rest. All suites offer seating that converts into a lie-flat bed. Enjoy programming on an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen. Keep your personal electronic devices charged with power outlets, including wireless cell phone charging. All suites have direct aisle access. Double suites allow couples a shared, intimate journey.

The Main Cabin

Standard seats inside the Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner.
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The 787’s Main Cabin boasts 266 ergonomic Collins Aerospace Aspire seats. There are standard and extra comfort seats available throughout the cabin. The extra comfort seats offer more legroom. All seats feature 12-inch seatback monitors and dual USB-A and USB-C charging ports.

Extra comfort seats inside the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Source: Hawaiian Airlines

Advantages of the Dreamliner Cabin

The cabin’s design elements narrate stories of Pacific navigators, intertwining modernity with traditional tales of exploration. Every detail of this cabin design is a sensory delight.

Moreover, the Dreamliner promises enhanced air filtration and a serene cabin courtesy of its acoustic-treated engine inlets. Extra large dimmable windows let in plenty of natural light and offer better views. Many other passenger-friendly features are onboard, including spacious overhead bins and touchless lavatory amenities.

Watch: Tour Inside the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

This video is a FlightChic compilation of Hawaiian Airlines’ B-Roll of the aircraft cabins. It highlights the interior details that make Hawaiian Airlines’ new Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft unique.

Source: Hawaiian Airlines

Growing Fleet and a Commitment to Hawai’i

As this new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes flight this coming Spring, the airline plans to take delivery of more through 2027. Hawaiian has ordered 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in all.

As Hawai’i’s premier airline, now in its 94th year, the airline stays committed to its roots. They champion the ethos of Travel Pono, urging guests to appreciate the islands responsibly.

Watch the Hawaiian Airlines video to learn more about Travel Pono.

Supporting Maui

For travelers keen on visiting Maui, it’s crucial to note the current inaccessibility of West Maui due to recent wildfires. However, the majority of the island is welcoming visitors. Hawaiian Airlines is actively involved in recovery initiatives for West Maui, details of which can be found here.

FlightChic Take: The Flight Fantastic

If you’re yearning for a Hawaiʻi trip that starts high above the clouds, this unique Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner design will truly satisfy you. The airline’s team, working with the design team at TEAGUE, Boeing, and all the interior suppliers who contributed to this program, have achieved something remarkable. They have beautifully crafted an aircraft that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Inside the plane, Hawaiian Airlines promises a journey as memorable as the destination.

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