TOKYO – December 20, 2010 –All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines today unveiled plans to commence a cargo code-sharing service between Tokyo and Honolulu from December 22, 2010. Under the agreement, ANA will place its “NH” code on Hawaiian’s Haneda-Honolulu service, which operates daily using a Boeing 767-300ER.
ANA began services from Tokyo’s brand new International terminal at Haneda International Airport to Honolulu on October 31, 2010, while Hawaiian Airlines launched its first scheduled operations between Honolulu and Haneda on November 17. The new
code-share not only covers cargo shipped direct from Haneda to Honolulu, but also aims to tap the market for freight between local cities throughout Japan and other Asian cities, and American cities beyond Honolulu.
Under a Letter of Agreement signed in October, the CEOs of both airlines agreed to explore bilateral cooperation in passenger and cargo code-sharing and frequent flyer programs, subject to government approval. Starting with their first cooperation in cargo,
ANA and Hawaiian aim to create further choice and flexibility to benefit their customers as their alliance develops.
Established in 1952, ANA is a leading Japanese provider of air transport services, carrying almost 50 million passengers every year to 50 destinations in Japan and 27 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the US on its fleet of 226 aircraft. It is the world’s 10th largest airline by passenger load, according to IATA rankings, and is the largest domestic carrier in Japan. ANA has won awards in all categories for its products and services and was voted Airline of the Year for 2007 by Air Transport World Magazines. ANA is the launch customer of Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Mitsubishi Regional Jet. The airline joined the Star Alliance in 1999 and celebrated a decade of Alliance membership in October, 2009.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Now in its 82nd year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, the Philippines,
Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, starting in January 2011, South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.