Air China and Hawaiian Airlines formally signed a codeshare agreement covering their respective networks beyond Beijing and Honolulu.
The codeshare, which was approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in March, includes Air China-operated flights from Beijing to Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang and Hawaiian-operated flights from Honolulu to Hilo, Kahului (Maui), Kona and Lihue.
“We are delighted to partner with Air China to extend our network beyond the capital city, giving customers the ability to easily explore additional domestic destinations within China on a single ticket from Honolulu," says Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive of Hawaiian, in a statement.
Song Zhiyong, chief executive of Air China says: “We believe the codeshare partnership with Hawaiian Airlines will further extend the networks of both companies, bring convenience to passengers from and around China travelling to the Hawaiian Islands and US Mainland, and to Hawaiian passengers travelling to Beijing and beyond.”
The carrier’s anticipate codesharing on additional flights in China and the USA in the future.
Hawaiian launched three-times weekly service between Honolulu and Beijing on 16 April and Air China already operates three-times weekly on the route.