HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines announced an expansion of its frequent flyer partnership with American Airlines increasing the reach of its network and providing more travel benefits for its HawaiianMiles frequent flyer members.

Starting today, HawaiianMiles members are able to earn HawaiianMiles on all American Airlines flights excluding those between Hawai‘i and the U.S. Mainland, and also redeem HawaiianMiles for award travel throughout American’s global route network.

“Through this expanded partnership with American Airlines, our HawaiianMiles members now have more ways to earn miles and access award travel to cities around the world that Hawaiian doesn’t serve directly,” said Vicki Nakata, Hawaiian’s managing director of partnerships & travel products. “We are always looking for ways to increase the value of HawaiianMiles for our members, and this is a great addition to the program.”

Under the current partnership agreement, American’s AAdvantage® members can also earn AAdvantage® miles on Hawaiian Airlines flights, excluding Hawai‘i-U.S. Mainland routes, and redeem AAdvantage® miles for award travel throughout Hawaiian’s route network.

To start earning HawaiianMiles on American Airlines, travelers can book their flights at aa.com or by calling 1-800-433-7300. HawaiianMiles members must provide their HawaiianMiles number when booking a flight on American Airlines or at check-in. To redeem HawaiianMiles for flights on American Airlines, call Hawaiian’s reservations center at 1-800-367-5320. New members can enroll for free online at HawaiianAirlines.com and take advantage of membership benefits right away.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014.  Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.

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