HONOLULU, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines has placed an order for two further Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, increasing the airline's total firm order for the aircraft to 12.

Hawaiian Airlines and Boeing have agreed to postpone the delivery of 10 787s that were ordered in 2018, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 4.

The first of the deferred 787s was previously set to be delivered in the final quarter of 2022 but will now arrive in the Hawaiian Airlines fleet in Honolulu in the fourth quarter of 2023, with three more following in 2024. The remaining deliveries are scheduled to occur through 2027.

There were no financial details provided in the filing regarding the additional aircraft.

In 2018, Hawaiian Airlines made a change to its widebody aircraft strategy by canceling an order for six Airbus A330s and instead placing an order for Boeing's Dreamliner jets.

"The Dreamliner's excellent fuel efficiency makes the 787-9 an ideal choice for Hawaiian's long-haul Asia/Pacific and North America routes," the airline said at the time.

In a filing on January 4, Hawaiian Airlines stated that the delivery dates for its aircraft orders might be subject to change due to various potential issues, including production delays by the manufacturer. The filing also mentioned that Boeing, the manufacturer in question, has had difficulty meeting delivery targets, particularly with its 737 MAX program, which has faced significant challenges.

Hawaiian Airlines is in the process of rebuilding its international network as it recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The company reported a loss of $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2022. The airline currently operates a fleet consisting of 24 A330-200s, 17 A321neos, and 17 Boeing 717s.

Hawaiian Airlines has announced plans to operate at least 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters for Amazon, with flights scheduled to begin in late 2023. The airline also revealed that it would establish a new crew base on the US mainland to support the operation. This partnership with Amazon subsidiary Amazon.com Services was disclosed by Hawaiian Airlines last year.