Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines in new partnership
The agreement between Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines, signed at a ceremony in Tokyo, takes effect March 25, 2018, subject to government approval.
The agreement provides for extensive code sharing, lounge access and frequent flyer program reciprocity.
“We are delighted to partner with Japan Airlines for our long-term future in Japan,” said Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley.
“Japan Airlines embodies the welcoming culture of Japan and is renowned for the quality of its services. Our partnership will greatly increase travel choices for those in Japan looking to travel to Hawaii as well as for those in Hawaii looking to travel to Japan.”
“Hawaiian Airlines is well known among Japanese travelers for its warm hospitality and its excellent record for punctuality and safety,” said Japan Airlines president Yoshiharu Ueki.
“We look forward to providing our passengers with additional options of exceptional service and comfortable travel to and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.”
As part of this comprehensive partnership, the two carriers also intend to establish a joint venture designed to provide even more choices, convenience and enhancements to the traveling public to/from Japan and beyond to multiple Asian markets. ■