United & First Hawaiian to Continue Credit Card Program Under “Milage Plus”


Guam –  United Airlines a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), announced that First Hawaiian Bank and United will continue offering the existing credit card program in Guam, formerly known as the Continental Airlines OnePass credit card program, which will be represented by a new “MileagePlus” branded credit card.

The United MileagePlus credit card offers benefits including one mile rewarded for each dollar spent in net purchases, double miles on United ticket purchases, and no expiration or annual cap on miles earned, as long as there is activity in the account.

Applications for the new United MileagePlus credit card are available in all First Hawaiian Bank branches on Guam and Saipan. Existing customers who have a Continental Airlines OnePass credit card from First Hawaiian Bank will have their cards replaced with the new United MileagePlus credit card during April and May 2012. There will be no disruption of service for these customers.

“We are pleased to announce that First Hawaiian Bank and United will continue to jointly offer a credit card  under United’s MileagePlus brand. We are equally happy to continue working with First Hawaiian Bank in providing our customers with quality travel services on Guam,” said Barry Bergmann, United’s managing director of Micronesia and Southeast Asia. “Customers on Guam will be able to enjoy our expanded route network with United and its partners in the Star Alliance, as well as have a choice to redeem accumulated miles for more than 1,185 destinations in 185 countries.”

“First Hawaiian Bank is proud to welcome United Airlines to our valuable credit card program in Micronesia” according to Laura Dacanay, First Hawaiian Bank Guam and CNMI region manager. “We are pleased to offer our customers a credit card with greater flexibility, which is associated with a program that will provide more travel destinations, making it the region’s premier credit card program with the world’s most rewarding loyalty program.”

Launched in 1981, MileagePlus received the 2011 Frequent Traveler Award for Best Elite-Level Program and the Best Frequent Flyer Program from Global Traveler magazine for the eighth consecutive year. FORTUNE magazine rated United Airlines the most admired airline on its annual airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired  Companies. In addition, the magazine ranked United No. 1 for global competitiveness and long-term investment among 12 global carriers.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,656 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-
bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. United was rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

About First Hawaiian Bank
First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com) with total assets of $15.8 billion is the leading bank in Guam with the largest share of loans and deposits in the region. The bank operates 58 branches in Hawaii, three branches on Guam and two on Saipan and has been providing service, solutions and security in Micronesia for over 40 years.