Continental Airlines increases Hawaii network through Codeshare with Island Air

Travel News Asia 20 May 2005

Continental Airlines is to begin codesharing with Island Air this fall, allowing Continental customers to conveniently access more community and resort destinations in Hawaii on flights operated by Island Air from Honolulu.

Island Air serves more destinations in the state of Hawaii than any other airline. Cities to be served by Island Air from Honolulu International Airport under the CO code include: Kahului and Kapalua West-Maui on Maui; Kona and Hilo on Hawaii; Lihue on Kauai; Lanai and Molokai.

Continental customers will need to check in only once for these connecting flights, receiving seat assignments and boarding passes to their final destination as well as through service luggage transfers.

With the popularity of our Hawaii flights and the overall strong demand for service to Hawaii, we continue to look for more opportunities in the islands for our customers, said Mark Erwin, Continentals senior vice president Asia/Pacific and corporate development. This agreement allows us to offer seamless service to all of the Hawaiian islands at all times.

We are excited to be able to partner with a leading carrier like Continental Airlines, said Robert Mauracher, CEO of Island Air. This codeshare agreement allows us to further expand our services to mainland markets. This partnership is a significant step forward for Island Air and we look forward to working with Continental Airlines for many years to come.

Continentals service from Hawaii to its Houston, New York and Cleveland hubs provides travelers with connections to 280 destinations worldwide. The airline currently operates twice-daily nonstop flights between Houston and Honolulu; daily nonstop service between Houston and Kahului, Maui; between Newark Liberty International Airport and Honolulu; and between Los Angeles and Honolulu. The airline also operates service between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan, Guam and the Marshall Islands.  Members of Continentals frequent flyer program, OnePass, will be able to earn and redeem miles on Island Air flights.

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