Romance Travel Benefits Soar with Hawaiian's New 'Wedding Wings' Program
HONOLULU, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines is giving couples planning a wedding or civil union ceremony even more reason to choose Hawai'i for their special day with the savings and convenience offered by its new online Wedding Wings program.
Registration in the program is free (www.hawaiianairlines.com/programs/wedding-wings) and offered as a value-added benefit to members of HawaiianMiles, Hawaiian's frequent flyer program, which is free and easy to join.
"Hawai'i is the most magical place to tie the knot and our Wedding Wings program helps make it a reality by reducing travel costs and also minimizing the stress and hassle that comes with coordinating travel for a destination wedding," said Avi Mannis, Hawaiian's vice president of marketing.
Couples that register for the Wedding Wings program automatically receive a 10 percent savings on round-trip airfare to Hawai'i for their wedding or civil union ceremony from any of the 21 domestic and international gateway cities Hawaiian currently serves. They can then, in turn, offer all of their invited guests a 5 percent savings on their round-trip airfare.
Registered couples are provided with a host of new and expanded interactive resources to help organize travel for their Hawai'i destination ceremony, starting with access to a secure travel portal that they can personalize with their own messages and photos and share with family and friends.
Couples can upload their guest list and e-mail personalized travel information directly from the site. The program will then notify them whenever guests book their flights on Hawaiian. If 25 guests take advantage of the airfare discount to attend the ceremony, the couple will qualify for a complimentary one-way upgrade to First Class.
The site also allows couples to arrange for all or some of their guests to be greeted with a fresh flower lei upon their arrival in Hawai'i.
Added Mannis, "We designed this program to be in tune with the needs of today's busy couples, and make it much easier – and even fun – for them to stay connected with family and friends in planning their big day in Hawai'i."
By mid-summer, couples and guests flying from three more cities will be able to take advantage of the program benefits as Hawaiian will launch service between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25; and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) 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 84th 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 nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service begins this year between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25; and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 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).
SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines