Hawaiian Airlines with MasterCard, Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii announced on Monday 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 Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
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."
"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 M?lama 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.