Hawaiian Airlines to Repeat as "Airline of the Oakland Raiders"
HONOLULU, August 7, 2001 -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA) has once again been named the Airline of the Oakland Raiders for the 2001 NFL season.
As the Raiders' carrier, Hawaiian Airlines will treat the tough guys from the East Bay to Hawaiian's award-winning Mea Ho`okipa service en route to 10 NFL cities.
Hawaiian will fly the Raiders nonstop from Oakland to two pre-season games, the first in Phoenix, AZ on Aug. 11 and The American Bowl in Mexico City, Mexico on August 27. Hawaiian will also fly the Raiders to eight regular season games in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Philadelphia, PA; Newark, NJ; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; Kansas City, MO; and Denver, CO.
The chartered DC-10 flights will carry as many as 200 Raiders players, coaches, trainers and staff to their games. Should the Raiders qualify for post-season play, Hawaiian will have first rights to fly the team to the Playoffs and the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
"We're pleased to be selected again this year as the carrier of the Oakland Raiders," said John B. Happ, Hawaiian Airlines Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales. "After their success last season, we look forward to supporting their run for the Super Bowl again this year, and to seeing many of the players on our scheduled flights back to Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl in February."
Founded in Honolulu 71 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline, and the nation's 12th largest carrier. The company provides award-winning service on approximately 150 jet flights daily among the islands of Hawaii and 16 flights a day between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Its South Pacific service links Honolulu with American Samoa and Tahiti. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com.