Newly-established Hawaiian charter group Wing Spirit has purchased a total of 15 HondaJets to support inter-island transportation in the Hawaiian archipelago.
With the initial deliveries to the operator taking place earlier this month, the HondaJet Elite became the first light jet to enter service in Hawaii. As well as providing VIP transportation, Wing Spirit plans to use its HondaJets as air ambulances and for aviation education opportunities throughout the islands. The aircraft serving as air ambulances will be outfitted with custom medevac configurations, marking the first time this design has been implemented in the HondaJet programme's history.
Sal Miwa, Wing Spirit's executive vice president and chief operating officer, explains the decision: “When deciding how we could best provide convenient and luxurious transportation to the residents and tourists in Hawaii, the HondaJet was a natural choice. We are thrilled to expand our fleet to 15 HondaJets and for our customers to experience the most technologically advanced jet in its class.”
Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino adds: “Wing Spirit's purchase of 15 aircraft to operate throughout the Hawaiian Islands is a realisation of our goal to expand the world's business jet market. Prior to the HondaJet's entry into service in the region, no other light jet had operated in Hawaii.
“We are confident the HondaJet's efficiency, comfort and best-in-class performance are well-suited to Wing Spirit's mission to revolutionise business aviation in the region.”
The most delivered aircraft in its class for two consecutive years, the HondaJet fleet now totals more than 125 aircraft around the world.