Sep 9, 2010
ATLANTA and HONOLULU, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines (Nasdaq: HA) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced the signing of a new codesharing agreement that will offer Delta's customers access to connecting flights within the Hawaiian Islands for the first time.
Beginning Sept. 15, customers will be able to connect between their Delta flights and 70 daily inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines on a single ticket. Hawaiian flights will connect Delta customers between Honolulu and Kahului, Lihue, Kona and Hilo, as well as between Kona and Kahului. Fares will be available for sale at delta.com and other ticketing channels Sept. 12.
"While Delta is already a leader in service to Hawaii, with flights between the islands and 9 cities in the U.S. and Japan, this new codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines will allow customers to connect beyond our main Hawaiian gateways to 5 popular vacation points beyond," said Charlie Pappas, Delta's managing director – Alliances.
Delta this fall will offer nonstop service between Honolulu and Atlanta; Detroit; Los Angeles; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; Seattle; San Francisco; and Salt Lake City. It also offers nonstop service between Los Angeles and Kahului airport in Maui, Lihue and Kona, and daily nonstop flights between Honolulu and Tokyo-Narita and Osaka, Japan. Delta also has announced plans to add new nonstop flights between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan, effective Dec. 22.
Hawaiian and Delta's new codesharing agreement expands on an earlier frequent flier agreement between the two carriers that allows their respective frequent flier members to earn and redeem miles for travel on either carrier. Delta and Hawaiian have also agreed to enhance award availability by allowing SkyMiles members to book additional redemption awards on inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian. SkyMiles members will now have access to enhanced availability of awards within the islands of Hawaii.
Hawaiian Airlines, now in its 81st year of continuous service, is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian provides more than 150 daily narrowbody jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands, as well as daily nonstop widebody service to Hawaii from 10 U.S. gateways. It also serves the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, Japan and South Korea. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
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