HONOLULU – Sept. 01, 2009 - The expanded code sharing agreement between Hawaiian Airlines and Korean Airlines began today, offering customers of both carriers increased convenience on nonstop service between Hawaii and Korea.
Hawaiian’s “HA” booking code is now listed on flights operated by Korean between Incheon, South Korea and Honolulu, as well as on flights between Incheon and Busan in Korea. Customers can book these flights via the website at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations
department toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
Hawaiian’s code sharing operations will be expanded in the near future to include flights by Korean serving destinations in Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The two carriers began their code sharing relationship in 2007, which allowed Korean to put its “KE” booking code on Hawaiian’s flights serving the islands of Hawaii and between Hawaii and the mainland U.S.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2008 in the 19th annual Airline Quality Rating study. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past five years (2004-2008) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008) 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.
Hawaiian will mark 80 years of continuous service for Hawaii on November 11, 2009. 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.
About Korean Airlines
In 2008, Business Traveler magazine honored Korean Air as having the “Best Transpacific Business Class” and ranked it “The Best Airline in Asia”; World Traveler magazine rated it has having the world’s best inflight service; readers of Travel & Leisure magazine said it is one of the world’s top 10 international airlines, and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted it has having one of the world’s top five business classes.
Korean Air, with a fleet of 124 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 passenger flights – 20 per day to 116 cities in 39 countries. It is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airlines alliance – partnering Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM and three Associates to provide customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequency and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.