Hawaiian Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner passengers to experience island-inspired design

Hawaiian Airlines, which is scheduled to receive the first of its 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January, says customers will be able to experience the new aircraft starting next spring on the carrier’s Hawaiʻi and San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) routes.

Passengers will experience a cabin that evokes Hawaiʻi’s beauty through bold textures, soothing sunrise and sunset lighting as well as sinuous ocean and wind patterns. The aircraft features the impressive Leihōkū Suites that feature lie-flat seating, 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging and direct aisle access.

Avi Mannis, Chief Marketing Officer at Hawaiian Airlines said: “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.”

Hawaiian says it became the first airline to partner with Adient Aerospace in developing the Leihōkū Suites. The carrier’s 787 main cabin features 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats that all have an ergonomically contoured back as well as an 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports.

Hawaiian worked with design consultant Teague to create Pacific exploration in a modern aircraft and the carrier says that all the interior details homage to Hawaiʻi’s pristine environment. These include wall panels that depict native wood grains, a lavatory floor inspired by shimmering black volcanic sand and laminates and fabrics that reflect the forms of native Hawaiian plants.

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