Virgin Australia seeks trans-Tasman codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines

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Tim Saunders

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 30

This is interesting, Australia's International Air Services Commission has received an application from Virgin Australia for a codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines on flights to New Zealand. https://iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#NZ1

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

This is interesting, Australia's International Air Services Commission has received an application from Virgin Australia for a codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines on flights to New Zealand. https://iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#NZ1

How so? It just seems to be Hawaiian codeshareing on VA services.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

Does that mean Hawaiian are looking at flying across the ditch?

DanV

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2017

Total posts 64

Does that mean Hawaiian are looking at flying across the ditch?

Most likely permission for HA to put their code on VA's existing Trans-Tasman services.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 187

Makes sense, a lot of US travellers go to Australia and NZ on the same trip. This creates a nice loop for Hawaiian.

nix584

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Jan 2012

Total posts 98

If it went ahead I hope it's just the start of a tighter HA/VA partnership. Such as earning points and SC's on all HA flights (not just the VA coded ones) and allowing Platinum and Gold FF's to use a lounge at BNE and expanding the entry to SYD and HNL to those on a HA coded flight.

gredgy69

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 May 2013

Total posts 42

nix584, you do earn SC's and point on HA flights whether VA or HA flight number. I took family to Oahu and Maui last year on HA flight numbers and got both SC's and point including inter-island flights.

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