New Codeshare Partnership Between Alaska Airlines and Mokulele Airlines Makes Island-Hopping Easier

Dépèche transmise le 22 juillet 2009 par Business Wire

HONOLULU & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Customers will find island-hopping a breeze with a new codeshare partnership between Hawai‘i-based Mokulele Airlines and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, which now offers nonstop service to Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i.

Alaska Airlines will sell codeshare tickets on Mokulele’s jet service between Honolulu and Kona, Hilo, Lihu‘e and Kahului. Tickets will be available for purchase starting July 25, 2009, for travel beginning Aug. 1, 2009.

Under the codeshare agreement, customers can book their itinerary, including inter-island jet service on Mokulele, in one simple transaction. Whether looking for quick and easy connecting options in Hawai‘i or planning to explore diverse points throughout the islands, customers will receive boarding passes for their entire journey and enjoy the seamless handling of through-checked baggage as they travel on the two airlines.

“We are pleased to build on our successful partnership with Alaska Airlines,” said Scott Durgin, CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “With our existing frequent flier agreement, many Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air passengers have already had the opportunity to enjoy a higher quality inter-island travel experience. We look forward to welcoming many more with this codeshare agreement that offers them countless more opportunities to connect to and from their Alaska flights and experience additional destinations within our beautiful state.”

“Alaska Airlines is delighted to welcome Mokulele Airlines as our newest codeshare partner,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s vice president of planning and revenue management. “With as many as 59 flights a week to the Hawaiian Islands, we can now offer customers convenient connections to Mokulele Airlines on their Embraer 170 jets, featuring all-leather seating and first-class service. This partnership provides a great value to customers and complements our expanding nonstop service to the islands.”

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn and redeem miles on all Mokulele flights. The Mileage Plan offers some of the industry's most attractive award options, with Hawai‘i inter-island awards available for 7,500 miles one-way in economy class and 12,500 miles one-way in first class. Customers can also earn 500 miles on Mokulele inter-island flights.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan was named "Program of the Year" for the second consecutive year at InsideFlyer magazine's 21st annual Freddie Awards. Based on votes cast by more than 700,000 frequent fliers, the Freddie Awards are the most prestigious consumer-generated honors in the travel industry. The airline also received first place for website, member communications and best elite-level program.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawai‘i, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1998 as Mokulele Flight Service Inc. The airline operates scheduled U.S. carrier service and tour flights. Through a codeshare partnership with Shuttle America, Mokulele Airlines currently has a fleet of three, 70-seat Embraer 170 jets offering all-leather seating in both first and economy class and also operates seven 208B Cessna Grand Caravans. The airline offers 82 daily departures to six cities in Hawai‘i. Mokulele Airlines tickets can be purchased through Expedia.com. The airline also markets and sells tickets directly to passengers via its website www.mokuleleairlines.com and through its Honolulu reservations center at 808-426-7070.

Business Wire

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