HONOLULU – Aug. 18, 2006 - Hawaiian Airlines and Harmony Airways today jointly announced the launch of a code share agreement and interline electronic ticketing for their mutual customers, enhancing customer service and easing flight connections between Canada and Hawaii.
The new code share agreement is especially beneficial for Harmony's Canadian customers flying to Hawaii, offering the convenience of making seamless interisland flight connections on Hawaiian to Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii's Big Island.
Hawaii residents traveling to Canada, especially those living on the Neighbor Islands, can enjoy the same service benefits by booking their tickets through Harmony.
Code sharing allows Harmony to effectively expand its route system to Hawaii and sell seats aboard Hawaiian by attaching its two-letter booking code to Hawaiian's flights listed in worldwide computer reservations systems.
The introduction of interline electronic ticketing allows customers to purchase a single e-ticket, check in once at their originating airport, receive boarding passes for connecting flights, and pick up their luggage at the final destination
Interline e-tickets are now being issued by Harmony and Hawaiian through their respective reservation centers, at airport and ticket offices, and at travel agencies.
Hawaiian has now secured interline e-ticketing agreements for flights involving service to Hawaii with 13 domestic and international carriers, including American, United, Northwest, Alaska, America West, Delta, Continental, ATA, British Airways and Japan Airlines.
This newest agreement with Harmony brings Hawaiian closer to its goal of paperless ticketing, with Hawaiian now issuing e-tickets to more than 95 percent of its total customers.
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 77th 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.
About Harmony Airways
Harmony Airways is an industry leader in full-service, competitive air travel, offering full meal service, complimentary wine and comfortable legroom in every seat. Harmony's fleet of four 171-seat Boeing 757 aircraft includes harmonyone business class, featuring fine west coast inspired dining, wines, personal on-demand entertainment and luxurious wide leather seats.
Harmony Airways recently launched non-stop service to New York and San Francisco. Harmony also flies year-round, non-stop service to Hawaii from Vancouver and Calgary. Service from Harmony's Vancouver home includes Calgary, Toronto and Las Vegas. Seasonal service includes non-stop flights to Hawaii from Kelowna, Edmonton and Victoria; and Vancouver to Palm Springs. Hotels, car rentals, package vacations and more are offered through Harmony Vacations.