Frequent Flyer Bonus Miles Earned With Bookings
HONOLULU, April 22, 2003 -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today it has expanded the online benefits for customers with the introduction of vacation packages and cruises through the company's new program, “Hawaiian Airlines Vacations.”
By accessing Hawaiian's Web site, www.HawaiianAir.com, a wide variety of vacation packages are now available combining air travel, hotel accommodation, and car rental for both to and from Hawaii and the mainland, as well as “Interisland Hot Trips” for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii's Big Island, and Oahu.
Vacation packages range from economy to luxury with trips to the mainland featuring some of the most popular destinations frequented by Hawaii residents and served by Hawaiian flights either directly or regionally, including Las Vegas, Reno/Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Anaheim/Disneyland, San Francisco, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Phoenix.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and chief operating officer, said, “With these new vacation packages, we're offering our customers an impressive array of travel options, the convenience of daily nonstop service, special offers and rewards, and the promise of superior service and comfort.”
Via the home page of Hawaiian's Web site, users can click on the “Vacation Packages” tab and follow a series of fast, simple steps to book the vacation package they want at a very competitive price. For example, a two-night air/hotel package to Las Vegas starts at just $439 per person, and for Disneyland at $391 per person. The packages also offer upscale properties, such as the Bellagio, Paris, and Venetian in Las Vegas, which can be combined with Hawaiian's award-winning first-class service for a truly luxurious vacation.
Customers have numerous accommodation and car rental options to select from. Hawaiian offers vacation packages with 33 hotels in Las Vegas, 10 hotels for Disneyland, and 11 hotels for San Francisco, all at favorably negotiated rates. Car rental partners include several national companies. Additional online package enhancements, such as Las Vegas shows and attractions, will be incorporated by end of April.
Moreover, booking vacation packages online will earn frequent flyer bonus miles for HawaiianMiles members: 1,000 miles for packages from the mainland to Hawaii, and for Interisland Hot Trips; and 2,000 miles for packages from Hawaii to the mainland for bookings made by June 14, 2003. Prospective HawaiianMiles members can quickly enroll online and immediately take advantage of the special offers and benefits.
Along with booking online, Hawaii customers planning mainland trips can call the toll-free number for Hawaiian Airlines Vacations at 1-866-298-4653.
Hawaiian is also branching out to offer cruise vacations in conjunction with the World's Leading Cruise LinesSM. Called “Hawaiian Airlines Cruise Vacations,” the new program provides access to six leading cruise lines -- Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard Line, The Yachts of Seabourn, Windstar Cruises, and Costa Cruises -- offering luxurious, fun-filled trips to 458 destinations in 87 countries on seven continents.
Each cruise line offers a unique, individual style of vacationing to meet the travel interests and comforts of customers looking for new adventure and excitement in ports of call worldwide. Along with spacious accommodations, shipboard amenities include fine and casual dining, 24-hour room service and all snacks, nightly Las Vegas and Broadway style shows, and casino action in some of the world's largest floating casinos.
Customers can book cruises online at www.HawaiianAirCruises.com or by calling toll-free at 1-800-820-5318. HawaiianMiles members can earn frequent flyer miles based on the duration of cruise booked, from 1,500 miles for cruises of one to five nights to as much as 10,000 miles for cruises of 13 nights or longer.
Founded in Honolulu 73 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline. The nation's 12th largest carrier, it is the second-largest provider of passenger service between the West Coast and Hawaii and offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways (nine) than any other airline. Hawaiian Airlines also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among six Hawaiian Islands as well as weekly service to American Samoa and Tahiti.
In addition, Hawaiian is participating in the federal government's Civil Reserve Air Fleet, transporting Armed Forces personnel between the U.S. and points in the Pacific and Middle East. The company takes pride in its innovative service programs that deliver on the promise, “Hawaii Starts Here.”
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com.