Hawaiian Airlines unveils interior of new Dreamliner jet

Hawaiian Airlines unveiled images of the interiors on new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The carrier has 12 Dreamliners on order through 2027, with service on the first of the aircraft slated to launch early next year. The initial Dreamliner routes have not yet been unveiled, but they’ll be to the U.S. mainland. 

The planes will feature a new business-class cabin, which the airline is calling Leihoku for the Hawaiian word meaning garland of stars. 

The Leihoku cabin will offer 34 lie-flat seats in an all-aisle configuration. Each suite will have a sliding aisle-facing door and an 18-inch entertainment monitor. Center seats will be separable with a divider or left open for a shared traveling experience. 

In the main cabin, the new aircraft will have 266 seats, including 79 with extra legroom. The airline says the seats have ergonomically contoured back and arm rests, and that they offer enhancements in shoulder and hip room. 

Economy seats will have 31 inches between rows, while Extra Comfort seats will offer 35 inches. Those dimensions are similar to Hawaiian’s existing Airbus A330 aircraft, which offer 31 inches between rows in coach and 36 inches in Extra Comfort. 

The Dreamliner economy seats will also have 12-inch seatback monitors. 

Hawaiian says it will theme the interiors with “design elements that evoke Hawaii’s rich natural world through bold textures, island-inspired sunrise and sunset lighting and sinuous ocean and wind patterns.”

For example, Leihoku cabins will have a star compass ceiling designed to evoke the constellations that guided Polynesian voyagers.

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