Hopper Announces NDC Partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, Expanding User Access to Dynamically Priced Content

Hopper reinforces commitment to NDC with the addition of Hawaiian Airlines

Brianna Schneider - Jun. 1, 2022

Hopper, the fastest-growing travel app, today announced its NDC (New Distribution Capability) partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier. 

Hopper customers will now have full access to the airline’s HA Channel+ content, which includes all of Hawaiian Airlines' Neighbor Island content, as well as personalized and dynamically priced content. The HA Connect partnership will also give Hopper users access to the best available published fares and ancillary pricing, without having to pay Hawaiian’s Distribution Cost Recovery Surcharge.

This announcement – in addition to Hopper’s NDC partnerships with other airlines, and acquisition of GDX Travel – reinforces Hopper’s ongoing commitment to NDC. Airlines that connect with Hopper via NDC can present consistent, personalized offers to customers who shop across Hopper and the airline’s digital channels. 

Hopper has seen extraordinary growth coming out of the pandemic and is now the 3rd largest OTA in the United States. Hopper delivers a highly personalized experience for its customers through its conversational commerce model and travel fintech products, including Price Freeze, Cancel for Any Reason and Flight Disruption Guarantee. With over 70 million downloads, Hopper ranked as the #1 most downloaded OTA in the U.S. in 2021, according to Apptopia

“As travel demand, jet fuel, and seasonality continue to put upward pressure on airfare, users are eager to find great deals on their summer getaways to Hawaii,” said Kiera Haining, Head of Flights Marketplace at Hopper. “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, enabling Hopper to offer customers the best available fares, inventory, and customer experience.”

“At Hawaiian Airlines, we are committed to connecting people with aloha and showcasing the beauty of the islands,” commented Theo Panagiotoulias, SVP Global Sales & Alliances for Hawaiian. “By partnering with Hopper via NDC, we are tapping into an innovative marketplace and providing a more seamless experience for travelers looking to visit Hawai‘i.”

About Hopper

Hopper is the world’s fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace. By leveraging massive amounts of data and machine learning, the company has developed several unique fintech solutions that help customers save money and travel better. Through its B2B initiative, Hopper Cloud, the company is syndicating its fintech solutions, infrastructure, and agency content. Whether it’s pricing volatility or trip disruptions, Hopper’s proprietary suite of fintech solutions address every pain point in the customer journey while driving conversion, repeat purchases, and profitability. 

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and was named No. 1 U.S. airline by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards. Consumer surveys by Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi.

Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea,  and Tahiti. 

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

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