Delta Air Lines (ticker: DAL, exchange: NYSE Archipelago Exchange (.N))
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Delta and Hawaiian Airlines Team Up On Frequent Flyer BenefitsSkyMiles and HawaiianMiles members to enjoy reciprocal mileage-earning and redemption benefits
ATLANTA, March 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and Hawaiian Airlines have announced a new partnership giving SkyMiles and HawaiianMiles members more mileage-earning and award travel opportunities on the two carriers.
The new agreement enables members of HawaiianMiles to earn and redeem miles on all Delta flights systemwide. Delta's SkyMiles members may now earn and redeem miles for travel on all interisland flights operated by Hawaiian within the State of Hawaii. Hawaiian provides approximately 100 flights daily connecting Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hilo and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Additionally, SkyMiles members can earn and redeem miles on Hawaiian's nonstop Honolulu-Sydney, Australia service, as well as its new nonstop service between Honolulu and Manila, Philippines that launches April 14.
"Hawaii is a popular destination for our customers, and we're thrilled about this new partnership," said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. "With Delta's service to Honolulu, Kona, Lihue*, and Maui, and Hawaiian's routes within Hawaii and to the South Pacific, SkyMiles members will have more opportunities to reach their island paradise of choice and beyond to other popular global destinations."
Delta SkyMiles members will earn base miles, class of service and elite tier bonuses on eligible fares of flights operated by Hawaiian. HawaiianMiles members will earn miles flown in Coach and miles flown plus 50 percent bonus miles in Business or First Class when traveling on Delta.
"This new partnership adds tremendous value for our HawaiianMiles members with access to Delta's global route network. It opens up a world of new mileage earning and Award Travel opportunities," said Rick Peterson, vice president of marketing and sales for Hawaiian Airlines.
SkyMiles members may search delta.com for Award Travel on Hawaiian using Delta's Online Award Calendar. Customers can search for Hawaiian Award seats by price or schedule and view availability on both outbound and return flights.
HawaiianMiles members will be able to redeem miles on Delta by calling Hawaiian's reservations department at (800) 367-5320.
Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the State of Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving airline. The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle(r), the Delta Connection(r) carriers, Delta AirElite(r) and other SkyTeam and SkyMiles partner airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more. Now in its 27th year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty programs in the travel industry and was named "Best Frequent Flyer Program" for 2007 by Business Traveler magazine.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 59 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 650 weekly flights to 65 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 744 worldwide destinations in 151 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*Lihue and Kona service begins June 5, 2008.
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Terms and Conditions
All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Corporate Identity, Inc. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Partners subject to change. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.
CONTACT: Jackson Spalding for Delta SkyMiles