Alaska Airlines cooperates with Mokulele Airlines ” Alaska

Alaska Airlines has partnered with Mokulele Airlines. Beginning in January, the Hawaiian regional carrier will become the newest Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member, expanding the Seattle-based carrier’s reach into Hawaii.

With its primary hubs in Honolulu (HNL) and Kahului (OGG), Mokulele Airlines serves ten destinations throughout the Aloha State with more than 800 weekly flights. The airline is owned by Southern Airways and flies most of the inter-island routes in the state.

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“We’re in a growth mode, bringing more planes and bigger planes to Hawaii,” said Keith Sisson, Southern Airways chief of staff. β€œFor the coming year, we are exploring every opportunity to offer a more diverse platform of services to the people of the islands. Expanding our partnership with Alaska Airlines is the next step in becoming Hawaii’s most comprehensive flight services provider.”

According to Alaska Airlines, after the partnership with Mokulele has been completed, customers will be able to purchase tickets for Mokulele flights directly on the Alaska Airlines website. At the same time, Mileage Plan members earn miles when they fly Mokulele.

The agreement should give Alaska Airlines customers better reach to Hawaiian destinations like Hilo, Lanai and Molokai — places that passengers currently have to purchase separate tickets for.

“Our enhanced partnership with Mokulele Airlines will provide our guests with a streamlined way to travel to more communities on the islands to enjoy the culture, beauty and adventure of Hawaii,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of Fleet, Finance, and Alliances at Alaska Airlines.

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“This is also a great way for our Mileage Plan members to earn extra miles while traveling to one of the most beautiful places on earth.”

Alaska has been flying to Hawaii for 15 years, having first operated a route between Seattle and Honolulu in October 2007, followed by an anchorage service two months later.

Alaska Airlines currently operates approximately 30 non-stop flights per day between Hawaii and the mainland United States. These include all four of the largest islands β€” Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the island of Hawaii β€” and connect to seven major west coast cities: Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

The forthcoming partnership will also extend to Mokulele’s parent company, Southern Airways Express, offering passengers even more routes to the United States, including Phoenix, Denver, Washington-Dulles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta.