Mokulele and Alaska forge a new codesharing pact

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Hawaiian operator Mokulele Airlines has sealed a codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines after inking interline pacts with Star alliance member United Airlines, Oneworld carrier Qantas and future Star alliance operator Continental Airlines. Seattle-based Alaska will sell tickets on Mokulele's Embraer E-170 service operated by partial owner Republic Airways Holdings between Honolulu and Kona, Hilo, Lihue and Kahului starting on 25 July for flights effective 1 August.

The codeshare pact is on top of a frequent flyer arrangement reached between the carriers in December 2008.

Mokulele revealed its Qantas and United relationships earlier this month after announcing a deal with Continental in April.

The interline agreements took effect immediately to allow Continental, United and Qantas passengers arriving in Honolulu to use one-stop ticketing, check-in and baggage check when travelling to Mokulele's interisland destinations.

Mokulele also reached a marketing deal last year with Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet for cross-promotion on each airline's respective web site, allowing WestJet to broaden its presence in Hawaii. Also under the arrangement, WestJet division WestJet Vacations sells sightseeing air tours on Kona-based Mokulele.