ISTANBUL - Turkish Airlines (TK) has signed a Codeshare Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines (HA), expanding options for TK customers to travel more conveniently from Turkey to Hawaii via Far East points.

The agreement allows Turkish Airlines to put its “TK” booking code on Hawaiian’s daily flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu and HA’s five-times weekly service between Honolulu and Seoul, Korea. 

Turkish Airlines operates seven weekly flights between Istanbul and Osaka and eleven weekly flights between Istanbul and Seoul. The agreement provides a seamless experience for customers traveling between the modern, attractive city of Istanbul and the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. 

The announcement was made by TK and HA representatives with a ceremony in San Francisco, USA. Ilker Aycı, Chairman of Turkish Airlines has been accompanied by Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Investment & Technology Officer and Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer who expressed their satisfaction of that enhanced cooperation between both airlines.

Mr. Aycı stated that “As Turkish Airlines, we are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, which will improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines.”

“We look forward to introducing more Turkish Airlines customers to our authentic Hawaiian hospitality, award-winning on-time performance and quality of service on their journey from Istanbul to our island home,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO and President. 

Flights will be available for purchase following the necessary approvals from the respective countries’ civil aviation authorities. Turkish and Hawaiian are also considering an extension of their codeshare agreement to include each carrier’s flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). 

About Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 297 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 284 destinations worldwide with 235 international and 49 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2015, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fifth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) 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 87th 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 non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

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 become a fan on its Facebook page.

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