HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up once again with Island Air to improve interisland travel by introducing interline e-ticketing for their mutual customers.
The new e-ticketing agreement further enhances the code share partnership established between the two carriers in August and makes flight connections even more convenient to Molokai, Lanai, and West Maui.
Mutual customers of Hawaiian and Island Air having travel itineraries with flights on both airlines can now enjoy the ease of purchasing a single e-ticket and checking in only once at the original point of departure.
“Hawaiian's agreement with Island Air means we have now extended the technology and convenience of paperless ticketing to travelers of all six islands,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian¹s president and chief operating officer. “There's no unnecessary hassles, no messing with paperwork, and, most importantly, no waiting in check-in lines.”
Interline e-tickets are now being issued by Hawaiian and Island Air through their respective reservation centers, at airport locations and ticket offices. In addition, e-tickets for Hawaiian are scheduled to be available at all domestic travel agencies by end of December.
Dunkerley added, “Our goal is to convert our ticketing to 100 percent paperless and we're getting close. The biggest e-ticketing conversions we still need to make are with international carriers and that will be accomplished by next year.”
Island Air is the latest carrier Hawaiian has launched an interline e-ticketing agreement. Previous e-ticketing arrangements include American, United, Northwest, Alaska, America West, ATA, Delta, and Continental.
Hawaiian plans to establish interline e-ticketing partnerships with a number of international carriers in 2005, including British Airways and Japan Airlines.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Readers of two prominent national travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, have both rated Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii in their most recent rankings, and the fifth best domestic airline overall.
Celebrating its 75th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii'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. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee in May 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no responsibility for the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline. Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAir.com.