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Hawaiian signs code share agreement with China Airlines


Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a new code share agreement with China Airlines that will expand the reach of both their respective networks and provide a range of new travel benefits for their customers.

The announcement comes after Hawaiian’s launch this week of its new non-stop service to Taipei, the latest addition to its growing international network and seventh Asian gateway destination.

“With this new partnership, our customers will be able to have convenient access to a host of new cities throughout Asia with connections through our new Taipei route,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO. “We are very excited about our new partnership with China Airlines and look forward to sharing our island hospitality with its customers from cities we do not serve directly today.”

The new partnership will take effect in late 2013 and will allow Hawaiian to place its two-letter booking code on China Airlines flights leaving Taipei for Honolulu on Sundays and Honolulu to Taipei on Mondays; flights from Taipei to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; and flights from Brisbane to Auckland and Sydney to Auckland.

This agreement will also allow seamless booking and check-in on a single ticket for guests traveling between Hawaii and multiple China Airlines destinations throughout Asia.

The reciprocal partnership will allow China Airlines to place its two-letter booking code on Hawaiian Airlines flights leaving Taipei to Honolulu on Mondays and Fridays and Honolulu to Taipei on Sundays and Tuesdays; flights from Honolulu to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle; and all inter-island flights.

In addition to the code share agreement, the airlines also have completed an interline agreement that allows for seamless travel to additional destinations in Asia such as Okinawa, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, and Jakarta. Through the arrangement, travelers can book single-ticket travel combining flights on both carriers and also enjoy one-stop check-in with bags checked through customers’ final destinations.

Both Hawaiian Airlines and China Airlines are also finalizing another reciprocal partnership that will allow their respective frequent flyer members to earn and redeem miles for travel on either carrier.

Hawaiian Airlines launched non-stop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Honolulu yesterday, further extending the airline’s strategic expansion into Asia.

The new service operates three times a week between Honolulu and Taipei, and capitalizes on the extension of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program to cover citizens of Taiwan.

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