ALOHA AIRLINES plan to expand their code-share agreement.
United has also taken a minority stake in Aloha and now occupies a
seat on Aloha's board of directors. Neither airline indicated how
large United's stake is, but United said it "could expand over
time." The current code-sharing between the airlines consists
solely of United placing its code on Aloha's interisland flights.
Under an expanded agreement, each carrier would be able to place
its code on the other's flights between Hawaii and the mainland
U.S. and on flights to Japan.
MEANWHILE, has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that was
hand-painted by Wyland, a marine life artist known for his outdoor
murals of whales and other ocean life. Aloha bestowed the name
Koholalele on the jetliner, which went into service on May 10
between Hawaii and the West Coast. The name Koholalele, which means
"flying or leaping whale." Wyland's design, which spans the
102-foot length of the plane, includes approximately life-size
depictions of humpback whales, bottle-nose dolphins, spinner
dolphins, tiger sharks, Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles
as well as Hawaiian reef fish and a Laysan albatross.
TOURS is offering reduced rates and a third night free at
the Hyatt Maui Resort & Spa for bookings made by May 31 for
travel thru June 22. Rates start at $177 per night, per person. The
reduced rate applies to all promotions and specials offered,
including Aloha Rates and six-night Sunshine on Sale packages. The
third night free applies to Deluxe Ocean View category bookings.
Call 800-678-2787 or book online at www.blueskytours.com.
BEACH VILLAS, managed by Destination Resorts, is going
after multi-generational travelers with a 20% discount on its
deluxe two- and three-bedroom residences. In addition to the
discount, children and grandparents are welcomed with gifts and
activity options. Call (866) 901-5209 or visit www.waileabeachvillas.com.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].