hey everyone...to all u HA and/or HP fans that didn't hear about it yet i found this press release from HA's website:
P.S. - for anyone who may know...is there much connecting passengers from Mexico going onto Hawaii? whether going w/ HA/HP or even another carrier?
Hawaiian Airlines Expands Reach to Mexico and Canada
With Enhanced America West Airlines Code Sharing
Seamless Connections and Frequent Flyer Benefits Available to 12 New Cities
HONOLULU, January 7, 2004 -- Hawaiian Airlines and America West Airlines announced that – beginning today – the two carriers have gone international with an expanded code sharing partnership, including service to 12 cities in Mexico and Canada.
Hawaiian's customers can book through Hawaiian Airlines Reservations for eight cities in Mexico served by America West: Acapulco, Cancun, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico City, Monterrey, and San Jose Cabo. The four Canadian cities served by the agreement are Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto.
"Hawaiian's growing network now offers its customers one-stop check-in and full frequent flyer benefits for their travel throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It also is making it easier than ever for travelers from all those places to visit Hawaii," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and chief operating officer.
In October, Hawaiian and America West enhanced their code share partnership to allow Hawaiian to provide its customers the convenience and benefits of booking flights from anywhere in Hawaii to more than 50 cities throughout the United States.
Customers booking Hawaiian will receive the same code share benefits for flights to Mexico and Canada. They will be provided boarding passes for both airlines upon check-in from any Hawaii airport, enjoy seamless connections aboard America West via Hawaiian’s daily direct flights into Phoenix, and earn mileage credits that can be redeemed as travel awards with Hawaiian's HawaiianMiles and America West’s FlightFund frequent flyer programs.
"We're pleased to give Hawaiian’s customers access to even more of America West’s extensive service in North America," said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution, America West Airlines. "This is a great example of how a successful partnership can continue to grow to benefit both airlines and their customers."
Hawaiian’s customers can book connecting flights on both carriers through the airline’s Web site at www.HawaiianAir.com, as long as reservations are made at least 14 days before departure to allow for mailing of tickets. Reservations can also be made by calling Hawaiian toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent. HawaiianMiles members can book their travel by calling toll-free at 1-877-426-4537.
America West customers may book flights to Hawaii by calling 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292) and 1-800-363-2592 for conventions and meetings.
Hawaiian and America West have been operating a code share agreement since October 11, 2002, when Hawaiian launched daily, nonstop service between Honolulu and Phoenix, a major hub for America West. Hawaiian is the only carrier providing scheduled nonstop service between Hawaii and Phoenix.
Code sharing allows an airline to sell seats on another carrier by attaching its two-letter booking code to the other carrier’s flights listed in worldwide computer reservations systems.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed by Condé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.
Founded in Honolulu 74 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.