Hawaiian, Delta Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines  announced the signing of a new codesharing agreement that will offer Delta's customers access to connecting flights within the Hawaiian Islands for the first time.

Beginning September 15, customers will be able to connect between their Delta flights and 70 daily inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines on a single ticket. Hawaiian flights will connect Delta customers between Honolulu and Kahului, Lihue, Kona and Hilo, as well as between Kona and Kahului. Fares will be available for sale at delta.com and other ticketing channels September 12.

"This new codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines will allow customers to connect beyond our main Hawaiian gateways to five popular vacation points beyond," said Charlie Pappas, Delta's managing director of alliances.

Delta this fall 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 Kahului airport in Maui, Lihue and Kona, and daily nonstop flights between Honolulu and Tokyo-Narita and Osaka, Japan. Delta also has announced plans to add new nonstop flights between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan, effective December 22.

Hawaiian and Delta's new codesharing agreement expands on an earlier frequent flier 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.

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