HONOLULU – May 18, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines’ historic inaugural flights with its new fleet of the future will include two lucky trip winners as part of a new online sweepstakes atHANewEra.com.
Hawaiian will launch a new era of service with its first Airbus A330-200 flight on June 4, 2010, departing Honolulu to Los Angeles, with the first return flight on the following day, June 5.
On board each inaugural flight will be a sweepstakes winner – one from Hawaii and one from the U.S. mainland. They will be joined by a guest and be among the first to enjoy the comforts and amenities of Hawaiian’s new A330, highlighted by the state-of-the-art interactive, on demand entertainment system with high-resolution LCD touch screen monitor available to each passenger.
“We encourage everyone to enter the sweepstakes for their chance to be part of this historic flight for Hawaiian Airlines,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president for marketing and sales. “This is an exciting time for Hawaiian and we think passengers will enjoy the combination of our hallmark service and features of our new aircraft.”
The Hawaii winner will receive free roundtrip airfare for two departing from Honolulu on June 4 aboard Hawaiian Flight #2 at 1:15 p.m., with three-nights of free accommodations at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live and return flight from Los Angeles on June 7.
The U.S. mainland winner will receive a free Honolulu vacation package, including roundtrip airfare for two departing from Los Angeles on June 5 aboard Hawaiian Flight #1 at 8:35 a.m., with three nights of free accommodations at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and return flight from Honolulu on June 8.
Sweepstakes entrants can go to HANewEra.com and enter five different ways by May 26, 2010, as follows. Winners will be announced May 28. Official rules are available at HANewEra.com. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
1. Submit their e-mail address at www.HANewEra.com;
2. Re-tweet via Twitter using the hashtag #HANewEra, which must be publicly visible and indexed by Twitter Search;
3. Post an entry on Hawaiian’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/HawaiianAirlines;
4. Enter their HawaiianMiles number, or become a member at www.HANewEra.com; or,
5. Book a flight with Hawaiian Airlines at www.HawaiianAirlines.com from now until 11:59 p.m. (HST) on May 23, 2010.
Hawaiian plans to introduce up to 27 new Airbus aircraft into its fleet by the end of this decade. Hawaiian is leasing three A330s that are joining the fleet this year, and has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire seven A330s (starting in 2011) and six A350XWB-800 (Extra Wide-Body) aircraft (starting in 2017), as well as purchase rights for an additional five A330s and six A350s.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, 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 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.