January 9 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

Hawaiian Airlines retires last 767

By Rachel Debling

last Boeing 767 flight + retirement
Hawaiian Airlines employees gather to bid adieu to aircraft N594 (Image courtesy the Hawaiian Airlines blog)

On January 7, Hawaiian Airlines held a retirement ceremony as it shelved its last 767-300ER, a wide-body aircraft that had been a part of the airline's fleet since 2001.

According to an entry on the company's blog, aircraft N594 (nicknamed ‘Ulili) was bid a fond farewell at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) by Hawaiian employees, executives and the last flight's pilots and crew. The final flight arrived at the airport from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) at 1:30 p.m. HST holding 258 guests and 10 crew members.

Peter Ingram, President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, said following a Hawaiian blessing of the aircraft: “The Boeing 767 was instrumental to our transpacific growth, international expansion and success in introducing millions of guests to this special place we call home. Today’s 767 retirement marks another chapter in our ongoing fleet modernization program as we continue to take more deliveries of Airbus A321neos and prepare to welcome the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021.”

"The Boeing 767 changed the game in the medium wide-body market," added Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Boeing. "The airplane enabled Hawaiian to efficiently serve its unique routes and achieve impressive growth over the years.

"In 2021, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner brings more range and much greater fuel efficiency. It will again transform Hawaiian’s ability to efficiently and comfortably bring people to and from the beautiful islands of Hawai‘i.”

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