Simply after the flip of the century, Hawaiian Airways started changing a few of its growing old McDonnell Douglas DC-10 trijets with twin-engine Boeing 767s. These plane went on to play a major function on the provider’s routes to the US mainland, with Hawaiian’s final 767-operated flight going down 18 years later, in 2019.
Winglet-equipped examples had been the primary arrivals
ATDB.aero reveals that Hawaiian Airways operated three sub-variants of the Boeing 767-300 through the years, with the primary arrivals being winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300ER jets. All in all, eight of those widebodies served the Honolulu-headquartered provider within the 2000s and the 2010s, having arrived in fast succession.
Certainly, late 2001 noticed the primary cluster of arrivals, with N580HA arriving in September that yr, adopted by N581HA in October, and N582HA in November. One other 4 examples got here onboard in 2002, with deliveries occurring as soon as month-to-month, this time from September (N587HA) to December (N590HA). N592HA then accomplished the set in February 2003, with all eight having been delivered brand-new.
Hawaiian Airways’ winglet-equipped 767-300ERs departed in two distinct waves. The primary pair to go had been N587HA and N589HA, which joined Air Canada Rouge in 2015. In the meantime, the opposite six left in 2018 and 2019, with three going to United Airways. Of the opposite three, two went to Azur Air, and the opposite to Azur Air Ukraine.
The opposite 767-300ERs
Apparently, information from ATDB.aero reveals that not all of Hawaiian Airways’ Boeing 767-300ER plane featured the ‘(W)’ suffix that designated that they had been fitted with winglets. Certainly, the provider additionally flew seven customary 767-300ERs, with an extra three canceled acquisitions. These twinjets arrived between 2002 and 2003.
Nevertheless, the place these differed was the truth that not all of them got here to the provider brand-new. Whereas this was the case for its three 2003 arrivals, those who got here onboard in 2002 had been constructed between 1989 and 1992. As such, they got here to Hawaiian Airways with mileage below their belt from Germany’s LTU Worldwide Airways.
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As such, given their age, when the time got here for these plane to go away Hawaiian, they had been scrapped reasonably than transferred to a different provider. This occurred between 2013 and 2019. Nevertheless, the three examples that got here to Hawaiian brand-new in 2003 did see second leases of life. One left after simply six months for World Jet Luxembourg, whereas the opposite two departed in 2011 for Air Canada.
Later customary arrivals
Whereas most of Hawaiian Airways’ Boeing 767-300s bore the ‘Prolonged Vary’ ER suffix, it additionally flew 4 customary examples of the 767-300 that got here onboard considerably later. Certainly, these 1986-built twinjets got here to the provider from fellow US big Delta Air Traces in 2006, by which era they had been already some 20 years outdated.
Regardless of their age, they nonetheless had a superb few years of flying left in them. Certainly, the primary pair didn’t depart for scrapping till 2014, with the third instance following a yr later, in 2015. Nevertheless, N594HA proved to have the best longevity and ultimately left Hawaiian Airways in January 2019 after greater than 32 years of flight.
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- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline Kind:
- Full Service Service
- Honolulu Worldwide Airport, Kahului Airport
- 12 months Based:
- Peter Ingram
- United States