Hawaiian Airlines and Mokulele Airlines announced this week an interline ticketing agreement that will make travel between the Hawaiian islands easier. Mokulele belongs to Southern Airways, a regional airline based in the state.

The agreement will allow passengers to book itineraries that include both Hawaiian and Mokulele flights on the same reservation.

Hawaiian offers 130 flights within the islands and non-stop service connecting Hawaii with 24 destinations in North America. The company also offers flights to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and American Samoa. Southern/Mokulele operates over 150 daily departures throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

“Mokulele is pleased to establish this partnership with Hawaiian Airlines,” said Stan Little, Chairman and CEO of Southern Airways/Mokulele Airlines.” We believe our airlines working together will advance our shared goal to benefit the people of Hawaii.”

Interline passengers

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This new agreement means that passengers can purchase connections from Mokulele-served airports like Moloka’i, Lāna’i, and Kapalua to any Hawaiian Airlines destination in a single transaction. Upon check-in at the originating airport, they receive boarding passes for their connecting flights. Interline passengers traveling from the Continental U.S. or abroad who are flying on Hawaiian Airlines will also benefit from checked luggage transferred automatically to their Mokulele destination. 

Also, interline passengers can enjoy flight protection. The agreement covers problems with hotel accommodations and rebooked flights in the event of certain flight delays or cancellations. The partnership between Hawaiian and Mokulele is bilateral. It makes connecting tickets available for purchase through Mokulele.com, online travel sites, travel agencies, or by calling Hawaiian Airline. 

Southern Airways purchased Mokulele Airlines in 2019. Since that time, Mokulele has grown to serve 10 Hawaiian destinations.

“We are pleased to work with Mokulele to make traveling to and from Moloka’i, Lāna’i and Kapalua easier for guests,” said Theo Panagiotoulias, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Alliances at Hawaiian Airlines. “We look forward to enhancing our service to residents of these communities.”