Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Australia launch code share flights to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) and Virgin Australia (Brisbane) group of airlines have launched a new agreement that allows Virgin Australia’s international airline, V Australia, to codeshare on Hawaiian Airlines flights between Sydney and Honolulu, as well as beyond on connecting neighbor island flights in Hawaii to Kahului, Maui; Lihue, Kauai; and Hilo and Kona on Hawaii Island.

Hawaiian currently operates five weekly flights from Australia, and will increase to year-round daily departures starting December 14, 2011.

Hawaiian and Virgin Australia have had an interline agreement in place since 2006, allowing Hawaiian’s guests to connect to destinations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

This agreement also allows members of Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program Velocity to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Hawaiian’s flights. The two carriers are working on a reciprocal program allowing Hawaiian Miles members to earn and redeem miles on Virgin Australia that is expected to take effect in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney.

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