(Chicago, May 15, 2008) – United Airlines customers may visit the Hawaiian Islands more easily this summer through a new codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, complementing United's 18 flights daily between Hawaii and the mainland – more than any other carrier. Through the codeshare service on Hawaiian Airlines' inter-island Hawaii flights, United's Mileage Plus® members will also have the opportunity to accrue and redeem frequent flyer miles on the flights.
"United customers value the numerous options we provide to reach the islands, and this agreement gives more flexibility to connect or island-hop in Hawaii,” says Michael Whitaker, United's senior vice president – Alliances, International and Regulatory Affairs. ”Mileage Plus members will also enjoy earning frequent flyer miles on these flights so they can more quickly redeem their miles for another Hawaiian vacation.”
United expects to begin offering the codeshare flights at the end of this summer. The agreement with Hawaiian Airlines replaces United's codeshare agreement with Aloha Airlines, which ceased operations in April.
"This new marketing partnership between the largest carrier to Hawaii and the largest carrier within Hawaii strengthens our franchise as the airline of choice between the Hawaiian Islands,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president – Marketing and Sales. “We look forward to providing United's customers with a new
level of service and seamless connections throughout our home state.”
About Hawaiian Airlines
Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service News Release between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii, offering nonstop service from 10 U.S. gateway cities. Hawaiian also provides service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti, as well as approximately 155 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAUA) operates more than 3,200* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is
one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 965 destinations in 162 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.
*Based on United's flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008.
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