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Island Air and Jin Air Partner to Connect Destination Flights

May 8, 2017, 11:01 AM HST
* Updated May 8, 8:42 AM
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Island Air and Jin Air have partnered to allow travelers to easily book connecting flights between Jin Air’s network throughout Korea and South East Asia, and Island Air’s destinations in Hawai‘i.

The inter-airline agreement, which will become effective on April 26, 2017, means customers traveling on Jin Air between Honolulu and Seoul can easily connect to a neighbor island through Island Air, booking a single ticket reservation and checking bags through to their final destination. The two airlines will have three partnered routes including: Incheon-Honolulu-Kahului, Incheon-Honolulu-Kona, and Incheon-Honolulu-Līhu‘e.

“Island Air’s interline partnership with Jin Air provides another convenient option for visitors from Korea and other Asian markets to explore the Hawaiian Islands, while also expanding connections to Asia for our local residents,” said David Uchiyama, Island Air president and CEO. “This latest ticketing and baggage agreement with Jin Air is part of Island Air’s continuing commitment to enhance the overall travel experience for customers and to provide more opportunities for travelers to ‘Fly the Island Way’.”

On May 29, Jin Air will begin offering Honolulu service five times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) between Honolulu and Seoul.

Jin Air said, “With the operation of Jin Air’s only long-distance route (Incheon-Honolulu), we will build a network to the Islands of Hawai‘i through interline sales with Island Air. We will continue to strengthen our differentiation strategy with other airlines to improve customer convenience.”

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The two airlines also maintain inter-airline agreements with nine other domestic and international carriers, including: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, China Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, ANA, Philippine Airlines and Qantas. Island Air has been a codeshare partner with United Airlines since 2005, which includes joint frequent flyer benefits.

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Island Air currently offers 280 weekly flights between O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island, and plans to increase that number to more than 400 by May 1. Island Air’s flight schedule can be viewed at https://www.islandair.com/flight-schedules. Reservations can be made online at www.islandair.com or by calling (800) 652-6541.

 

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