HONOLULU – Oct. 16, 2009 - Hawaiian Airlines announced today it is offering customers the convenience of twice-weekly connecting flights between Manila and Laoag City in the Ilocos Norte province aboard Cebu Pacific Air to complement Hawaiian’s Honolulu-Manila service.
Hawaiian’s “Laoag Connection” begins Monday, November 2, and will allow customers to fly roundtrip from Honolulu to Laoag City, with only one stopover in Manila, and earn HawaiianMiles awards on each flight. As part of its service launch, Hawaiian is offering a special introductory fare of $35 each way for the connecting flight between Manila and Laoag.
“We know that strong family ties exist between Hawaii and Ilocos Norte so this additional service we’ve introduced will help them stay connected, while continuing to earn HawaiianMiles benefits during their travels,” said Dan Burruss, senior director of alliances and international sales for Hawaiian.
Cebu Pacific’s connecting flights from Manila to Laoag City are offered Mondays and Thursdays, with return flights from Laoag City to Manila offered Tuesdays and Saturdays. All connecting flights provide customers with convenient transfers to Hawaiian’s Honolulu-Manila flights.
HawaiianMiles members will earn 500 frequent flyer miles each way for the one-hour connecting flight between Manila and Laoag City, which is in addition to the 5,296 miles earned for the transpacific flight between Honolulu and Manila in each direction. Enrollment in the HawaiianMiles program is free and benefits can be accrued immediately after registering online at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Hawaiian offers the most service between Honolulu and Manila with four nonstop flights weekly. Flight #455 departs Honolulu on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and arrives in Manila the following day at 5:15 p.m. Return Flight #456 departs Manila on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and arrives in Honolulu the same day at 11:15 a.m. (Manila is 18 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
Because Hawaiian and Cebu Pacific use different systems for booking flights, the new flight connections must be booked and purchased through a professional travel agent.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2008 in the 19th annual Airline Quality Rating study. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past five years (2004-2008) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Hawaiian will mark 80 years of continuous service for Hawaii on November 11, 2009. 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 the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 160 daily jet flights within the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
About Cebu Pacific Air
Cebu Pacific Air is Asia’s third-largest low-cost carrier with the youngest fleet of aircraft, comprised of 21 Airbus and 8 ATR-72-500 aircraft, and the lowest year-round fares in the Philippines.