Mokulele Airlines to join Alaska Airlines mileage plan

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HONOLULU, HI and SEATTLE, WA – Hawaii-based Mokulele Airlines and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced today that Mokulele will be the newest airline partner to join the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. Mokulele offers daily inter-island service from Honolulu, Kapalua, Kona, Lanai, Lihue, and Molokai. Beginning in early 2009, Mokulele will also offer service to Kahalui, Maui, and Hilo, Hawaii.

“Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the best frequent flier programs in the industry, with opportunities to earn and redeem miles on 15 different airline partners,” said Bill Boyer, Jr., president/CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Those who travel frequently know the importance of frequent flier miles. With the addition of Alaska Airlines, our customers in Hawaii will have several airline options to help make air travel rewarding and affordable.”

“Alaska Airlines prides itself on its ability to provide frequent fliers with some of the best mileage rewards in the world, and we are excited that our members will soon be able to earn and redeem their miles for travel within the islands of Hawaii,” said Gregg Saretsky, executive vice president, flight and marketing for Alaska Airlines. “We’re delighted to welcome residents of Hawaii to the Mileage Plan and invite them to start earning valuable mileage plan miles whenever they fly between the islands on Mokulele Airlines.”

Under the partnership, Mileage Plan members may begin earning beginning on December 15. Award redemption on Mokulele will be available in early 2009.