Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a code-share agreement with Air China, the exclusive national flag-carrier of China, that leverages the reach of their respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing to offer more options and a more streamlined experience for customers travelling to further destinations.
The new partnership takes effect following Hawaiian’s launch of its three-times weekly non-stop service to Beijing earlier.
“Following the launch of our inaugural service to Beijing, we are delighted to partner with Air China to extend our network beyond the capital city, giving customers the ability to easily explore additional domestic destinations within China on a single ticket from Honolulu,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president.
“We also look forward to introducing new customers to our friendly hospitality and the culture, people, and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.”
Through this comprehensive and multi-phase partnership, Hawaiian Airlines will place its two-letter “HA” booking code on Air China-operated flights from Beijing to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Shenyang.
Likewise, Air China will place its two-letter “CA” booking code on Hawaiian Airlines-operated neighbour island flights from Honolulu to Kahului, Līhu’e, Kona and Hilo.
“Air China is dedicated to establishing close relationships with airlines worldwide.
“We believe the codeshare partnership with Hawaiian Airlines will further extend the networks of both companies, bring convenience to passengers from and around China travelling to the Hawaiian Islands and US Mainland, and to Hawaiian passengers travelling to Beijing and beyond,” said Song Zhiyong, chief executive, Air China.
Future cooperation between both carriers is expected to include additional codeshare cities in both China and North America.
Both Hawaiian Airlines and Air China are also negotiating a reciprocal partnership that will allow their respective frequent flyer members to earn and redeem miles for travel on either carrier.