Background on the Hawaiian Boeing 717-200
Hawaiian Airlines became a Boeing 717-200 operator, starting with an intent to order 13 717s on September 22nd, 1999. This happened one day before the first Boeing 717 was delivered to AirTran Airways on September 23rd, 1999. Hawaiian made the order official on March 2nd, 2000 and added options for seven additions Boeing 717-200 jets. Assembly of the first Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200 jet started on October 10th, 2000. Boeing then delivered the first Hawaiian 717-200 to the airline on March 1st, 2001 at a ceremony at the Long Beach production facility. Hawaiian leased all 13 of their Boeing 717-200 airplanes from Boeing Capital, the financing division of Boeing. Hawaiian Airlines filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 21st, 2003 and then asked Boeing Capital to lower their lease costs. Boeing Capital was unhappy with this request, as Boeing pointed out that the airline had received $30 million in federal aid and then paid a $25 million tender offer to shareholders in 2002. On September 16th, 2004 Boeing Capital Corporation reached an agreement with Hawaiian Holdings, Inc and RC Aviation LLC, a significant shareholder, on the leases. Hawaiian never converted the seven options for the 717 while the aircraft was in production. Hawaiian Airlines has a total of 18 Boeing 717-200 airplanes as of the date of this article, acquiring an additional 5 717s. Hawaiian now owns 15 of their Boeing 717s and is leasing the three other jets.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200 Seat Map / Chart, Interior and Cabin
The Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200 interior is configured with 123 seats in a two class configuration. There are 8 first class seats located at the front of the aircraft with a seat pitch of 37 inches. These seats are configured in a two by two setup, with two seats on each side of the aircraft. Following the first class section is the "coach" class or economy class section that has 115 seats with a 30 to 31 inch seat pitch. These seats are in a 2 by 3 configuration, with two seats on the left and three on the right (when walking toward the back of the 717 jet).
There is one lavatory, bathroom or restroom located on the Boeing 717-200 that Hawaiian Airlines operates. It is located at the back of the aircraft.
Below is a seating chart or seat map for the Hawaiian Boeing 717-200 jet. More seating charts can be found on our Boeing 717-200 seat map - chart page.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200 Routes and Destinations. (Where it flies)
Hawaiian is operating the Boeing 717 as a Hawaii island transport aircraft, flying only in Hawaii. They operate the aircraft mostly from Honolulu International Airport (PHNL or FAA: HNL) to Lihue, Hilo, Kahului and Kona International At Keahole Airport.
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Other Names for the Boeing 717-200 Hawaiian Airlines
The Boeing 717-200 aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. If you are flying on or researching about the aircraft you will find the following names for the airplane when looking for the aircraft:
- Boeing B-717-200 Hawaiian Airlines: the B-717 is used by many, including the FAA, to refer to the Aircraft.
- Boeing B712 Hawaiian Airlines: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others. More information on this will be posted later.
- Boeing 717 Hawaiian Airlines (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). 717 is also the IATA code for the jet aircraft.