Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines have signed a new codesharing agreement that will offer Delta’s customers access to connecting flights within the Hawaiian Islands for the first time.
From September 15, customers can connect on a single ticket between their Delta Air Lines flights and 70 daily inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian flights will connect Delta customers between Honolulu and Kahului, Lihue, Kona and Hilo, as well as between Kona and Kahului.
Fares are available for sale at www.delta.com and other ticketing channels from September 12.
“While Delta is already a leader in service to Hawaii, with flights between the islands and nine cities in the U.S. and Japan, this new codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines will allow customers to connect beyond our main Hawaiian gateways to fivc popular vacation points beyond,” says Charlie Pappas, Delta’s managing director – alliances.
This fall, Delta will offer nonstop service between Honolulu and Atlanta; Detroit; Los Angeles; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Seattle; San Francisco; and Salt Lake City. It also offers nonstop service between Los Angeles and Lihue, Kona, and Kahului airport in Maui, as well as daily nonstop flights between Honolulu and Tokyo Narita and Osaka in Japan. Delta also has announced plans to add new nonstop flights between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan, from December 22.
Hawaiian and Delta’s new codesharing agreement expands on an earlier frequent-flyer agreement between the two carriers that allows their respective frequent flier members to earn and redeem miles for travel on either carrier. Delta and Hawaiian have also agreed to enhance award availability by allowing SkyMiles members to book additional redemption awards on inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian. SkyMiles members will now have access to enhanced availability of awards within the islands of Hawaii.
Hawaiian Airlines, now in its 81st year of continuous service, is Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian provides more than 150 daily narrowbody jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands, as well as daily nonstop widebody service to Hawaii from 10 U.S. gateways.
It also serves the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, will launch service to Japan and South Korea. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Additional information on the airline is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection franchise carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.
A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in a transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including the flights of its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York JFK, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo Narita.