Interline E-Ticketing Agreement Launched with British Airways
HONOLULU –- Hawaiian Airlines has made British Airways its latest interline e-ticketing partner and is now starting to eliminate check in lines for customers making connections from international flights to Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving carrier.
British Airways is Hawaiian's first interline e-ticketing agreement with an international carrier. It's also the first carrier using the Amadeus global travel reservation system that Hawaiian has partnered with, thereby expanding Hawaiian's capability to furnish real-time flight information to travel agencies and customers worldwide.
“We've virtually eliminated check-in lines for customers making flight connections to Hawaii from domestic carriers and now we're doing the same for international travelers,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and chief operating officer.
Previously, e-ticketed British Airways travelers with connections on Hawaiian had to stand in line and convert to a paper ticket when transferring between the two carriers. Now, they enjoy the convenience of purchasing a single e-ticket, checking in once at their originating airport, receiving boarding passes for all connecting flights, and picking up their luggage at the final destination.
Interline e-tickets are being issued by Hawaiian and British Airways via their respective reservation centers, at airport locations and ticket offices, and through travel agencies.
Hawaiian plans to launch interline e-ticketing agreements with Japan Airlines and other international carriers this year in fulfilling its goal to become 100 percent paperless.
Hawaiian's domestic interline e-ticketing agreements include American, United, Northwest, Alaska, America West, Delta, Continental, ATA, and Island Air.
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 76th 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.
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