Honolulu – April 23, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines has renewed its partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center to provide critical travel support for needed medical treatment abroad through a special program offering discounted fares to Honolulu, the U.S. Mainland, and Manila.
“This program is a godsend in helping our patients receive the specialized care they need at other medical facilities across the Pacific, while easing the financial burden on them and their families,” said Mike Gerstenberger, CEO of the LBJ Medical Center. “We thank Hawaiian Airlines for being such a great partner of our hospital and supporting the health care needs of our people.”
The cost-saving travel benefits being offered by Hawaiian are as follows:
· 180 round-trip flights for the patient and one travel companion between Pago Pago and Honolulu at a 50% discount off the lowest available web fare.
· 30 round-trip flights between Honolulu and any of the 10 Western U.S. cities served by Hawaiian at a 35% discount off the lowest available web fare at time of booking.
· 30 round-trip flights between Honolulu and Manila at a 45% discount off the lowest available web fare at time of booking.
Any flights using these special fares by patients and their travel companions must be booked through the LBJ Medical Center.
This is the second year the LBJ Medical Center and Hawaiian are teaming up to provide discounted airfares for medical needs. In 2011, more than 150 patients from American Samoa utilized the program to travel abroad for treatment.
“We recognize the special role that air transportation plays in meeting the needs of the community in American Samoa. This partnership with LBJ helps us to do what we can to make sure that appropriate medical care is accessible when it’s really needed,” said Keoni Wagner, Hawaiian’s vice president of public affairs.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) 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 83rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’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 Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, along with service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Daily service to New York City will begin in June 2012. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).- 30 -