Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air Team Up On Frequent Flyer Benefits

Hawaiian Airlines and Korean Air announced an expansion of their marketing partnership with a new program that allows each carrier’s frequent flyer members to earn and redeem mileage credits on either carrier.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “Korean Air has been a great partner to Hawaiian and this addition of frequent flyer benefits gives even greater value to that partnership for our mutual customers.”

Under the new program, members of Hawaiian’s HawaiianMiles and Korean Air’s SKYPASS programs are now able to earn frequent flyer miles on all qualified flights operated by each carrier by providing their frequent flyer number at the time of booking or when checking in for their flight.

HawaiianMiles members can redeem their miles for award travel on any Korean Air flight for roundtrip Coach Class and Business Class seating, subject to availability.

SKYPASS members can redeem their miles for travel on any Hawaiian Airlines flight for roundtrip Coach and First/Business Class seating, subject to availability.

The new frequent flyer agreement represents a deepening of the relationship between Hawaiian and Korean Air for the benefit and convenience of their mutual customers. Hawaiian and Korean Air previously established code share agreements for Hawaiian’s customers traveling on select Korean Air flights within South Korea and to Bangkok, Thailand, as well as for Korean Air customers traveling on Hawaiian’s transpacific and interisland flights, including its new service between Incheon and Honolulu, launched January 12, 2011.

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. Hawaiian and Korean Air plan to continue expanding their code sharing relationship with additional destinations.

Source = Hawaiian Airlines / Korean Air
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