Hawaiian Announces New Agreements With Air France, Virgin Blue

HONOLULU – Feb. 2, 2009 - Hawaiian Airlines announced that it has signed interline e-ticketing agreements with Air France and Virgin Blue of Australia that will improve the Hawaii travel experience by providing seamless flight connections for international travelers visiting the islands.

Customers of Air France and Virgin Blue with flight connections on Hawaiian can now buy a single e-ticket, check in once at the originating departure airport, receive boarding passes at the departure gate of any connecting transpacific or interisland flight, and pick up their luggage at the final destination.

“As Hawaiian continues to reach out to more international travelers, these agreements will make the journey to Hawaii much easier for our customers,” said Rick Peterson, Hawaiian’s vice president of marketing and sales.

Interline e-tickets for mutual customers of Hawaiian and Air France or Virgin Blue are now being issued through their respective reservation centers, at airport and ticket offices, and via travel agencies.

As part of its continuing effort to make Hawaii travel more convenient, Hawaiian has secured interline e-ticketing agreements with most major airlines providing connections for domestic and international travelers, including American, United, Northwest, Alaska, US Airways, Delta, Continental, British Airways, Japan Airlines, and China Airlines.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for four consecutive years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for three straight years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 80th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 160 daily jet flights within the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.