Hawaiian Airlines has just inked an order for 10 Boeing 787-9s, with options for ten more on the table – and some of those could be headed to Australia, including a new route to Perth.
Due for delivery from 2021, the Dreamliners wIll become the airline's flagship for medium to long-range flights.
A spokesman for Hawaiian Airlines tells Australian Business Traveller that the factory-fresh jets will replace some of its current Airbus A330-200 fleet "as needed, based on our future network and growth needs, and will also be able to take us to new destinations in the Asia/Pacific region."
Hawaiian Airlines currently flies its Airbus A330-200s to Sydney and Brisbane, and Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram has added that destinations "such as Perth were certainly options."
The airline has yet to decide if the Dreamliners will see an all-new business class seat compared to its current design (seen above), with the spokesman adding "we have not yet determined the seat layout or how many seats we will have."
Hawaiian Airlines had previously ordered six Airbus A330-800 jets but has cancelled that in favour of the Boeing 787-9s.