Hawaiian Airlines has announced the completion of a
comprehensive retrofit and redesign of 18 of its Boeing 717 aircraft used for
interisland flights across the Aloha State.
The carrier expects to complete the reconfiguration of its
entire interisland fleet, which currently features five different cabin
layouts, by the end of 2015, leading to an identical galley, lavatory, and
128-seat configuration on all of its 717 Boeing aircraft.
“These new, modern design elements rejuvenate the interiors
of our Boeing 717s while allowing us to deliver a consistent onboard experience
for our guests,” Peter Ingram, chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines, said
in a statement. “The new lightweight seats are engineered to ensure a maximum
amount of personal space without compromising legroom or comfort.”
Other improvements include new seat covers and leather arm
caps in first class along with new carpeting, galley flooring and curtains and
forward windows on some aircraft.
Hawaiian Airlines operates 160 short-haul daily flights across