New Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Launches with Bonus Miles and a Gift for Sustainability

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Hawaiian Airlines® with MasterCard®Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii today announced the official launch of the richly rewarding Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard® for consumers and the Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard for small businesses. In celebration of the new card, new consumer and small business cardmembers will be rewarded with 35,000 bonus HawaiianMiles®when they spend $1,000 or more on purchases in the first 90 days and a one-time 50 percent discount on a coach roundtrip companion airfare between Hawai'i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines1.

Additionally, for every new credit card activated between Feb. 24 and May 31, 2014, the companies will make a donation to the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines-up to a total of $100,000.

"We are excited about providing our customers with additional benefits that help them earn their next award flight quickly and easily," said Vicki Nakata, vice president, loyalty and travel products, Hawaiian Airlines. "As modern day navigators who bring people from all over the world to our incomparable island paradise, Hawaiian Airlines is proud to further support the Polynesian Voyaging Society in its mission of global sustainability."

Malama Honua, care for the earth, is a four-year, 47,000-nautical-mile journey around the planet by the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.  Powered by the wind, guided by the stars, and based on the culture of ancient Polynesian navigators, the Hokule'a aims to inspire a global movement to care for and protect our earth's natural and cultural resources.

"Through this donation, Hawaiian Airlines is helping us connect with people from across the globe who share our goal of creating a more sustainable world," said Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. "We are very grateful for Hawaiian Airlines' ongoing support of our voyage and our mission."

Members of the airline's loyalty program, HawaiianMiles, who don't currently have the Hawaiian Airlines credit card can apply for the new card online at or by visiting any of Bank of Hawaii's 67 branches.

"Bank of Hawaii is excited to continue our partnership with Hawaiian Airlines along with the excellent service provided by Barclaycard," said Tony DeSanctis, senior vice president and credit card manager for Bank of Hawaii. "The added benefit of being able to support the Malama Honua Worldwide voyage anchors this product to the values that keep our island home unique and special."

"The Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard® gives consumers easy and convenient ways to earn their next award flight and support a global movement to care for and protect our natural resources," said Matt Massaua, senior director, Barclaycard US.

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard® 
Product benefits of the new Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard® include:

$100 companion discount on each credit card account anniversary for roundtrip coach travel between Hawai'i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines 

A complimentary first checked bag for the primary cardmember when you use the card to purchase a ticket directly from Hawaiian Airlines 

Earn 5,000 bonus miles on your account anniversary every year $10,000 or more in purchases are made 

Earn 2X miles on direct qualified purchases from Hawaiian Airlines and 1X miles on all other purchases 

Earn up to 10X miles at select Hawaiian Airlines partners 

ShareMiles allows cardmembers to receive miles from friends and family online at

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Discounted award flights on Hawaiian Airlines  

$100 annual in-flight credit toward meals and onboard entertainment for Pualani Platinum and Pualani Gold HawaiianMiles members 

Chip-enabled card for added convenience when traveling abroad 

No foreign transaction fees on purchases outside the United States 

No blackout dates 

As part of the World Elite MasterCard® program, Hawaiian Airlines cardmembers will enjoy expert assistance with travel plans; trip, car rental and luggage assistance; and insight into exclusive insider opportunities and events. Other perks include:

Privileged access to the MasterCard Priceless Cities program providing cardmembers with extraordinary experiences and exclusive offers 

World Elite luxury travel benefits including on-call trip advisor, first-class amenities and global VIP access 

Complimentary 24/7 travel card Concierge Service

Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard

The Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard allows business owners to earn miles without limits for their purchases and better organize their business spending with easier expense tracking and complimentary employee cards. Product features of the new Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard include:

Earn 2X miles on direct qualified purchases from Hawaiian Airlines and 1X miles on all other purchases 

Earn additional miles based on annual spend - Earn 20,000 miles with $50k-$99k annual spend or 40,000 miles with $100k or more in spend 

No foreign transaction fees on purchases outside the United States 

Earn up to 10X miles at select Hawaiian Airlines partners 

ShareMiles allows cardmembers to receive miles from friends and family online at

Set controls on employee cards for credit lines, single purchase limits and cash access 

Chip-enabled card for added convenience when traveling abroad 

No blackout dates 


One-time 50% off companion Ecertificate only valid for roundtrip coach travel between Hawai'i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines completed no later than 13 months after issuance of card. Discount applied only to companion fare, which does not included taxes, carrier-imposed fees or surcharges. Offer not valid on Neighbor Island flights, multi-city reservations, flights on Hawaiian codeshare partners, or open tickets. Ecertificate may not be combined with, applied to, or used in conjunction with any other discount, promotional offer or travel package. Standard HA Ecertificate Terms and Conditions apply. See for full Terms and Conditions.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast TravelerTravel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.

Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page.

About Barclaycard US
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions.  For more information please visit

About Bank of Hawai'i
Bank of Hawai'i Corporation is a regional financial services company serving businesses, consumer and governments in Hawai'i, American Samoa and the West Pacific. The company's principal subsidiary, Bank of Hawai'i, was founded in 1897 and is the largest independent financial institution in Hawai'i. For more information about Bank of Hawai'i Corporation, visit the company's website:

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Media Contacts:
Alison Croyle
Hawaiian Airlines
(808) 835-3886

Nicole Dye-Anderson
Barclaycard US
(302) 255-4910

Stafford Kiguchi
Bank of Hawai'i
(808) 694-8580

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