Many S. Koreans visiting Maui
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines is marking a year of direct flights between Honolulu and Seoul by noting that significant numbers of South Korean visitors are traveling to the Neighbor Islands.
The airline said Tuesday that 40 percent of the 100,000 South Koreans who visited last year flew to the islands on Hawaiian.
More than 90 percent of those who visited in the first three quarters of 2011 traveled to Oahu, but many also went to Neighbor Islands.
Nearly 30 percent visited Maui, while 11.5 percent went to the Big Island and 3.4 percent traveled to Kauai.
Hawaiian began flying to South Korea last January.
It currently has flights to Seoul four days a week but plans to begin daily flights to the South Korean capital in July.
Hawaiian and ANA code share
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines and a Japan carrier are launching a code-sharing agreement and frequent flyer program.
Starting today, All Nippon Airways customers will be able to book connecting flights on Hawaiian Airlines between Honolulu and Kailua-Kona, Lihue, Hilo and Kahului through ANA.
Hawaiian will place its flight code on ANA-operated flights between Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and Honolulu, as well as flights that connect to Chitose, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Oita, Kagoshima and Okinawa. Customers will be able to book these flights directly through Hawaiian.
As of last month, ANA Mileage Club members can earn and redeem miles on all Hawaiian Airlines-operated Neighbor Island flights. HawaiianMiles member can earn and redeem miles on all ANA-operated code-share flights.
All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan in passenger numbers.