Hawaiian announces code share agreement with China Air

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Just days after their launch of non-stop service to Taiwan, Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a new code share agreement today with China Airlines.

The new partnership will take effect in late 2013 and will allow Hawaiian to place its two-letter booking code on China Airlines flights leaving Taipei for Honolulu on Sundays and Honolulu to Taipei on Mondays; flights from Taipei to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; and flights from Brisbane to Auckland and Sydney to Auckland.

The agreement will also allow seamless booking and check-in on a single ticket for guests traveling between Hawai'i and multiple China Airlines destinations throughout Asia.

"With this new partnership, our customers will be able to have convenient access to a host of new cities throughout Asia with connections through our new Taipei route," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO. "We are very excited about our new partnership with China Airlines and look forward to sharing our island hospitality with its customers from cities we do not serve directly today."

Through the arrangement, travelers can book single-ticket travel combining flights on both carriers and also enjoy one-stop check-in with bags checked through customers' final destinations. Both Hawaiian Airlines and China Airlines are also finalizing another reciprocal partnership that will allow their respective frequent flyer members to earn and redeem miles for travel on either carrier.

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