Hawaiian Airlines launched the nonstop service for Renaissance Cruises passengers on August 31, 1999 under a two-year agreement.
"We are extremely pleased and gratified that Renaissance Cruises has renewed this partnership," said Paul J. Casey, Hawaiian Airlines Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This contract gives Hawaiian Airlines a wonderful opportunity to build on the strength of our charter operations while providing Renaissance's clientele our special brand of Island-style service and hospitality."
Hawaiian Airlines recently was named the top airline in the U.S. for "Premium" class service in the 2001 Zagat Survey.
The Los Angeles-Tahiti service aboard Hawaiian's long-range McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 widebody aircraft, complements Renaissance Cruises "R-Class" ships that are cruising in the South Pacific year-round. Prices for the company's 7- to 10-day Tahiti cruise vacations start from $799 per guest.
"We look forward to our continued relationship with Hawaiian Airlines," said Charlie Dunwoody, Renaissance Cruises' Vice President of Sales. "Hawaiian Airlines provides an excellent flight experience that perfectly complements our Five Star Tahiti cruise vacation."
Renaissance Cruises distinguishes itself from other cruise lines with its extraordinary destinations and Five Star service on the youngest fleet in the cruise industry. Renaissance Cruises offers year-round itineraries to the Greek Isles, Tahiti and South Pacific, Asia, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, South America, New Zealand and Australia, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean on eight brand new 684/698-passenger R-Class ships and two 114-passenger Renaissance-Class ships. The recent launch of the latest "R-Class" ship, R8, brings Renaissance Cruises' total capacity to 5,742 berths and secures the company's place as the fifth largest cruise line company in the world.
To book a Renaissance Cruises' vacation, travelers should see their professional travel agent or call 1-800-525-5350.
Hawaiian Airlines also operates scheduled nonstop service between Honolulu and Tahiti twice weekly. Hawaiian has been serving Tahiti from Honolulu since 1987.
Founded in Honolulu 71 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving, largest airline and the nation's 12th largest carrier. The company operates an all-jet fleet of widebody DC-10 aircraft between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland and operates the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and the new Boeing 717-200 on flights among the islands of Hawaii. Its DC-10 South Pacific service also links Honolulu and American Samoa. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available via the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com.