As I was departing from Honolulu International Airport, I had plenty of time to do some plane spotting (which is made so much easier as the terminal is open-air 🙂 ), including this Boeing 767-300, which was boarding on its trip back to Auckland operating as Air New Zealand Flight 9.
Incidentally, the flight did arrive early – it was scheduled to arrive on Wednesday 11/13 at 5:35, but arrived at 4:53 AM. 🙂
This was our plane from Kona back to Honolulu. The Boeing B717 is a pocket rocket of an aircraft and one I love to fly on. It is also quite roomy and very cute to look at, as far as planes go.
Hawaiian Airlines currently flies a fleet of 18 of these B717 planes. They also have 13 Boeing 767s and 3 other 767 in storage in Phoenix, Arizona.
They also presently have 14 Airbus A330-200 – by 2015 they will have 22 in total – and in 2017 will start adding brand new Airbus A321neo to the fleet – across 3 years, they will take delivery of 16 with an option for 9 more.
You can read Hawaiian Airlines press releases here.