29. March 2011 12:01
In a bid to expand their partnership Hawaiian Airlines and Korean Air have jointly floated a new program allowing Frequent Flyer members to earn and redeem mileage credits on either of the carriers.
“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,” said Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO Hawaiian Airlines.
The new program will enable the Hawaiian Miles members and Korean Air’s SKYPASS members to earn Frequent Flyer Miles on all the flights that will be operated by both the airlines. The members will be provided with the frequent flyer number which they can use at the time of booking and checking for their flights.
The Hawaiian members will be able to avail their miles as an award for traveling through business class or coach class Korean Air flights, and the same will apply to the Korean Air SKYPASS members as well. However, seats will be subject to availability.
The new Frequent Flyer agreement indicates the deepening relationship between the two airlines. The two carriers have also signed mutual agreement on codesharing of flights where the Hawaiian Airlines passengers are able to travel through Korean flights within South Korea and to Bangkok. Similarly, the Korean Air passengers were able to travel by Hawaiian transpacific and interisland flights.