Hawaiian Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in the United States, has unveiled new Business Suites dubbed “Leihōkū Suites” in addition to new Economy Class seats for the upcoming Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The new “immersive” cabin design elements evoke Hawaiʻi’s rich natural world through bold textures, island-inspired sunrise and sunset lighting and sinuous ocean and wind patterns. Hawaiian’s upcoming B787-9s will feature a total of 300 seats, 34 of which will be Leihōkū Suites and 266 Main Cabin (Economy) seats including 79 Extra Comfort seats.
Leihōkū, meaning “Garland of Stars”, is Hawaiian’s newest Business Class product. The suites are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, giving direct aisle access to every passenger. The suites feature a sliding door for added privacy, an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen and personal charging outlets including wireless charging. The suites can offer a private or shared experience, with combined double seats allowing couples to fall asleep while gazing at a starlit ceiling.
The combination of our evocative cabin design and unparalleled service will make our 787 the most relaxing and enjoyable choice for travel to and from Hawaiʻi, We take pride in sharing our home with our guests, and the design and details of this product truly reflect what it means to be the flagship carrier of the Hawaiian Islands.said Avi Mannis, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Hawaiian Airlines.
For the first time, Hawaiian has partnered with Adient Aerospace, which is a joint venture between the Boeing Company and Adient, a world leader in automotive seats, to develop the Leihōkū product.
It was evident from the beginning that Hawaiian Airlines is very passionate about its culture and branding, and making sure that this came through in the design language and in the passenger experience. It is so rewarding to bring this vision collaboratively to life and see it realized in the delivered product.said Tony Guy, CEO, Adient Aerospace.
Hawaiian’s Main Cabin (Economy Class) on the B787-9s features 187 standard Economy Class seats and 79 Extra Comfort seats featuring more legroom and AC outlets.
The 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats feature ergonomically contoured back and arm rests, 12-inch inflight entertainment screens and USB-A and USB-C outlets.
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Each design element of Hawaiian’s 787 thoughtfully celebrates Polynesian navigators who sailed the Pacific by observing the stars, sun, winds, waves and wildlife. The airline worked with design consultant Teague to realize Hawaiian’s vision of honoring Pacific navigation in a modern aircraft.
Working alongside such an iconic brand in Hawaiian Airlines, we were able to create an experience that is true and authentic to what is Hawai’i. Along the journey, guests will be able to appreciate the culture of Hawai’i and be surprised with discoverable moments.said Loreto Julian, Interior Design and surface textile design manager, Teague.
The wind and waves that have shaped the Hawaiian archipelago are expressed through curved forms throughout the entryway and cabin. Accents of deep aqua grace the carpets and privacy dividers in the Leihōkū Suites.
Also, the B787-9s will have a simulated cabin sky, depicting soft daylight, soothing sunrises and sunsets, or dramatic starry evening skies. Guests in Leihōkū Suites will gaze up at a luminous star compass ceiling evoking the constellations that guided Polynesian voyagers at night.
Every detail of the interior pays homage to Hawaiʻi’s pristine environment, from wall panels depicting native wood grains to the lavatory floor inspired by shimmering black volcanic sand. ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) is also integrated into seat row numbers and other placards to guide guests through the cabin as they embark on their journey. Laminates and fabrics reflect the forms of native plants throughout the cabin.
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