HONOLULU – Nov. 28, 2006 - Just in time for holiday shopping, Hawaiian Airlines has introduced a new Hawaii travel gift-giving program, offering gift certificates that can be purchased online or at popular grocery stores in the islands and the U.S. mainland.
Gift certificates redeemable for transpacific and interisland flights aboard Hawaiian can be purchased online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com/GC in amounts ranging from $50 to $5,000. The gift certificates can be e-mailed to purchasers and printed out as presents, or sent by email directly to recipients with a personalized message. Up to 10 gift certificates can be purchased at once.
Rick Peterson, Hawaiian's vice president of e-commerce, noted, “We know how much people love to travel and connect with family and friends here in the islands. This new gift certificate program makes it quick and easy to give someone the gift of travel on Hawaiian Airlines.”
In addition, Hawaiian is offering $50 and $100 gift cards for flights that can be purchased while grocery shopping at Safeway, Foodland and Times stores throughout Hawaii.
On the U.S. mainland, Hawaiian gift cards are being sold at Safeway stores in the nine markets served by the airline: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Hawaiian is the only Hawaii-based airline offering travel gift cards in stores.
Both the online gift certificates and gift cards are designed to be redeemed online to have access to Hawaiian's best fares.
Up to four gift certificates can be used for each ticket purchase and certificates do not expire.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian was the nation's number one carrier for on-time service, fewest flight cancellations and best baggage service reliability in 2005, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer travel surveys conducted 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, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. 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.