HONOLULU – Apr. 23, 2007 - Hawaiian Airlines announced today its frequent flyer members are now able to earn and redeem HawaiianMiles anytime they fly Continental Airlines anywhere in the nation.
The mileage earning and redemption benefits for HawaiianMiles members are part of a new marketing agreement between Hawaiian and Continental. The agreement also applies to Continental Express flights operated by ExpressJet Airlines and Chataqua Airlines, as well as select Continental Connection flights operated by CommutAir.
“Our frequent flyers can now earn HawaiianMiles flying anywhere in the U.S. on Continental and use their miles for free flights on Continental,” said Rick Peterson, Hawaiian's vice president of e-commerce.
Members of Continental's OnePass frequent flyer program can continue to earn a minimum 500 OnePass miles for every interisland flight on Hawaiian, while enjoying seamless connections with one-stop check-in for ticketing and luggage and the comforts of Hawaiian's Boeing 717-200 jet aircraft seating eight people in first class and 115 passengers in coach.
In addition to enhanced frequent flyer benefits, a new code share agreement allows Hawaiian to offer its customers one-stop service between Honolulu and Cleveland – a major hub for making flight connections to points in the Eastern U.S. – with Continental providing the connections to Cleveland from Hawaiian's gateways in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix. This expands on the carriers' existing code share agreement, which allows Continental to put its two-letter code on Hawaiian's interisland flights.
The world's fifth largest airline, Continental Airlines, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 150 domestic and 136 international destinations.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian was the nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2006 Airline Quality Ratings. Hawaiian also led America's carriers in on-time performance for 2004, 2005 and 2006, including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to October 2006, and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006 (as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation). Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 78th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.