Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines started their codeshare flights on March 25. Guests traveling between Japan and Hawai‘i now enjoy this new partnership that brings together JAL’s network of over 30 domestic cities and 11 international destinations and Hawaiian’s convenient flight connections throughout its island chain.
Phase one of the comprehensive partnership includes:
- Access to 36 domestic and 11 international destinations (subject to government approval) within JAL’s network, as well as all Japan-Hawaii flights.
- Access to Hawaiian’s robust neighbor island network of approximately 170 daily flights.
- Hawaiian Airlines inclusion into JAL’s JALPAK offers guests more options on tour packages between Japan and Hawai‘i beginning April 2.
- Ability to earn HawaiianMiles and JAL Mileage Bank credit on codeshare flights, including non-stop flights between Honolulu and Nagoya and Sapporo.
- Reciprocal lounge benefits.
- Convenient connections and an improved guest experience following Hawaiian’s relocation to Terminal 2, adjacent to JAL, at Tokyo Narita Airport which began on March 25.
Hawaiian, the largest U.S. carrier for service between Japan and Hawai‘i, has carried over 3 million guests via its gateways in Haneda and Narita, Sapporo and Osaka since launching service in 2010. JAL, the number one carrier on the route, transported over 1 million travelers between Japan and Hawai‘i in 2017.
JAL and Hawaiian plan to further enhance their partnership by creating a joint venture through an antitrust immunity agreement. The carriers anticipate filing their request with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Japanese authorities next month.
Copyright Photo: Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-22A N475HA (msn 55121) HNL (Elway Kibota). Image: 931697.
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