Hawaiian Airlines and Disney yesterday unveiled the first of three custom Airbus A330 aircraft being adorned with imagery from the  animated comedy adventure “Moana” coming to the screens in November.

The first of the three decal designs features four Disney characters from the movie on Hawaiian’s fuselage as they take off on a ‘way finding journey’, including the demigod Maui, the adventurous teenager Moana, and her two friends: Heihei the rooster and Pua the pig.


Next month, Hawaiian will reveal two additional livery designs featuring custom-made decals that show the characters interacting with the planes in ‘dynamic and engaging’ ways. The unique artwork, created by Walt Disney Animation Studios in collaboration with Hawaiian’s team, reimagines each aircraft as a modern-day voyaging canoe, flying Moana, Maui, and their friends to new and exciting destinations.

It’s not just the outside that is getting a unique design. The overhead luggage bins on all three “Moana”-themed Airbus A330s will also be decorated with characters and artwork from the film.

Hawaiian Airlines Moana themed plane

For those wanting to catch the aircraft, or hoping to fly on them, will be pleased to hear the aircraft will be flying across the globe, with regularly scheduled U.S. domestic routes as well as to international destinations including Brisbane and Sydney, AustraliaOsaka and Tokyo, Japan; and Auckland, New Zealand all on the map through March of 2017. If fans want, they can also track the course of each “Moana”themed plane in real time at HawaiianAirlines.com/Moana.

Even on the rest of the fleet, guests traveling to any of Hawaiian’s domestic or international destinations will enjoy special inflight entertainment to include an exclusive welcome video inspired by the film, the “Moana” movie trailer, and Cravalho’s casting video.

Though it operates with today’s state-of-the-art technology, Hawaiian honors the courage and ingenuity of skilled Polynesian navigators, who were guided by the waves, wind, stars, moon and sun, by naming each of its A330 aircraft after celestial objects. The first Moana branded aircraft is N392HA, christened as Hikianalia, the sister star to Hōkūle’a. If you want to learn all of the names of Hawaiian’s fleet, each named after an important part of Hawaiian Culture, take a look at the fleet list below.

N380HA Makali’i Pleiades
N381HA Hōkūle‘a Arcturus
N382HA Iwakelii Cassiopeia
N383HA Hanaiakamalama Southern Cross
N384HA Hokupaa Polaris
N385HA Manaiakalani Scorpio
N386HA Heiheionakeiki Belt and Sword of Orion
N388HA Nahiku Big Dipper
N389HA Kealiiokonaikalewa Canopus
N390HA Namahoe Gemini
N391HA Hokulei Capella
N392HA Hikianalia Spica
N393HA Lehuakona Antares
N395HA ‘A’a Sirius
N396HA Keoe Vega
N399HA Kumau Polaris
N370HA Kuamo‘o Milky Way
N373HA Kūkalaniʻehu Aries
N374HA Melemele Corvus
N375HA Humu Aquila
N378HA Kaukamalama [a star that rises with Kawelolani]
N379HA Pau-ahi Delphinus
N360HA Tutukamolehonua Gacrux
N580HA Kolea Pacific Golden Plover
N581HA Manu-o-Kū White Fairy Tern
N582HA `Ake`ake Band-Rumped Storm-Petrel
N583HA A Red Footed Booby
N588HA ‘Iwa Great Frigrate
N590HA Koa’e ‘Ula Red-tailed Tropicbird
N592HA Hunakai Sanderling
N594HA Ulili Wandering Tattler
N475HA ʻIʻiwi Scarlet Honeycreeper
N476HA ‘Elepaio Monarch Flycatcher
N477HA ʻApapane Laysan Honeycreeper
N478HA ʻAmakihi Hawaiian Honeycreeper
N479HA ʻAkepa Hawaiian Forest Bird
N480HA Pueo Short-eared Owl
N481HA ʻAlauahio Oʻahu Creeper
N483HA ‘Anianiau Hawaiian Honeycreeper
N484HA ‘Ōma’o Hawaiian Thrush
N485HA Palila Finch
N486HA ʻAkikiki Kauaʻi Creeper
N487HA ʻIo Hawaiian Hawk
N488HA Puaiohi Kauaʻi Thrush
N489HA Po’ouli Black-faced Honeycreeper
N490HA ‘O’u Hawaiian Honeycreeper
N491HA Akohekohe Crested Honeycreeper
N492HA ‘Ewa ‘Ewa Sooty Tern
N493HA ‘Ua’u Hawaiian Petrel
ATR-42 (ʻOhana by Hawaiian) AIRCRAFT NAMES
Holo Kaomi Winds of Paoma’i, Lānaʻi
Kaiāulu Winds of Wai’anae, O’ahu
Hikipua Winds of Halawa, Moloka’i
Posted by:Jonny Clark

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