HONOLULU – June 25, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines announced an expansion of its code sharing agreement with Korean Air allowing customers of Hawaiian to book flights between Honolulu and Bangkok, Thailand.
“Expanding our code sharing relationship with Korean Air allows us to offer our customers destinations in Asia beyond our own route network, while at the same time promoting Hawaii tourism by easing access to all of Hawaii from additional points in Korean Air’s network,” said Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian’s “HA” booking code is now listed in global reservations systems on daily flights operated by Korean Air between Honolulu and Bangkok. Starting Monday, June 28, Flight HA6002 departs Honolulu daily at 12:30 p.m., with a stopover and connection to Flight HA6009 in Incheon, South Korea, before arriving in Bangkok at 11:00 p.m. the following day.
Return Flight HA6010 departs Bangkok daily at 12:30 a.m., with a stopover and connection to Flight HA6001 in Incheon, before arriving in Honolulu at 10:10 a.m., the same day. Travelers also have the option of connecting to Flight HA6019 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and having a shorter stopover before arriving in Honolulu at 11:45 p.m. the previous day. (Bangkok is 17 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
Travelers can book Honolulu-Bangkok flights online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
Bangkok is the newest Asia-Pacific destination for which Hawaiian is teaming up with Korean Air to offer code-sharing benefits. Customers of Hawaiian can also book flights operated by Korean Air between Honolulu and Incheon and Busan in South Korea, as well as on Korean Air flights between Incheon and Busan. Hawaiian and Korean Air plan to continue expanding their code sharing relationship with additional destinations.
The two carriers initiated their code sharing in 2007, with Korean Air putting its “KE” booking code on Hawaiian’s interisland flights, and transpacific flights between Hawaii and the mainland U.S.
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) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 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 81st 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 the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.