TOKYO, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ANA, Japan's leading carrier, and Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii's leading carrier, today announced the expansion of their marketing and operational partnership with the signing of a code-share agreement for passenger flights within Japan and Hawaii. The agreement was signed between Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA, and Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian and ANA commenced cargo code-sharing in December 2010. Under this agreement, ANA placed its "NH" code on Hawaiian's daily Haneda-Honolulu service.
Starting on January 19, 2012, ANA customers will be able to book connecting flights on Hawaiian Airlines between Honolulu and Kailua-Kona/ Lihue/ Hilo and Kahului through ANA. In addition, Hawaiian Airlines will place its flight code on ANA operated flights between Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and Honolulu, as well as flights that connect to Hawaiian's own daily Haneda service from Chitose, Osaka (Itami), Osaka (Kansai), Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Oita, Kagoshima and Okinawa, enabling its customers to book these flights directly through Hawaiian.
ANA and Hawaiian started a joint Frequent Flyer Program on December 28, 2011. With this partnership, ANA Mileage Club members can now earn and redeem miles on all Hawaiian Airlines operated neighbor island flights. At the same time, Hawaiian's HawaiianMiles members can now earn and redeem miles on all ANA operated codeshare flights.
Shinichiro Ito, ANA President and CEO, said, "We are pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines as our code-share partner and look forward to cooperating with each other on our Japanese and Hawaii networks. This will give our customers access to a wider network across Hawaii's neighbor islands."
Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, said, "This new agreement expands our relationship with the leading airline of Japan and allows both carriers to offer travelers more choices and more value than we could independently."
About ANA Group
All Nippon Airways is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, it flies today to 76 domestic and international cities in a fleet of 228 aircraft serving a network of 164 routes. ANA has 33,000 employees and operates more than 1,000 flights a day. In 2009, it carried 44 million passengers and generated revenues of $13.7bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and more than 20 million members belong to its Frequent Flyer Program (ANA Mileage Club). ANA is the launch customer for the world's newest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
ANA currently operates code-share arrangements with Air Canada, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Continental Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAM Airlines, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United, US Airways and more.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 83nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is 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 Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 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 HawaiianAirlines.com.
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