HONOLULU – August 16, 2012 - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed veteran ‘role-player’ Hawaiian Airlines to serve as the official charter airline of the ‘Silver and Black’ for the team’s away games this season.
“We are pleased to have Hawaiian as a teammate for a 13th season as the airline does an outstanding job of taking care of the road game travel needs of the Oakland Raiders organization,” said Raiders Executive Marc Badain.
Starting with this Friday’s pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals, Hawaiian is flying the Raiders’ players, coaches and staff from Oakland to 10 away games, including five games in Eastern Time zone cities, through December. Hawaiian will fly the Raiders to the following cities for the team’s two
pre-season games and eight regular season games: Phoenix, Seattle, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Kansas City, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and San Diego.
“It’s an honor to be the Raiders’ carrier of choice for all these years. We do all we can to make the team’s travel as easy and comfortable as possible so they can focus all their attention and energy on their games,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
For each flight, Hawaiian provides a dedicated catering coordinator to ensure the team’s expectations are met and to handle special requests. Players are treated to a First Class menu service designed to keep them fresh, energized and fully nourished to complement their training while traveling. Extra-large meals are provided along with sandwiches and an assortment of healthy snacks that includes fresh fruit, protein bars, and, at the Raiders’ request, products from Hawai‘i, such as Passion Orange Guava Juice and Hawaiian Iced Tea. For entertainment, up to three first-run movies are shown.
Along with the premium inflight service, the players enjoy the roominess of Hawaiian’s 264-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft and being able to spread out in comfort throughout the main cabin, often taking up an entire row to themselves.
Hawaiian serves Oakland on a scheduled service basis with nonstop flights to Honolulu and Maui using its wide-body B767 aircraft. Starting October 3, Hawaiian will offer daily service from Oakland to Maui and four flights per week to Honolulu. Hawaiian is the only carrier offering the comfort of wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft on all of its flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawai‘i.
Travelers on all of Hawaiian’s flights enjoy its ‘Mea Ho‘okipa’ (translation: I am host) inflight hospitality program. Hawaiian’s signature onboard service features island-style complimentary meals, made-in-Hawai‘i snacks, and improved service offerings to go along with its distinctive showcase of the islands’ culture, people and Aloha Spirit during the flight.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 83rd 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, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Sapporo, Japan (October 30, 2012), Brisbane, Australia (November 27, 2012), and Auckland, New Zealand (March 13, 2013). Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).
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