HONOLULU – Aug. 26, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines has been chosen as the Seattle Seahawks’ official charter airline for the 2010 NFL season and is flying the team to the first of 10 road games this week.
Hawaiian’s charter service for the Seahawks begins with pre-season road games this Saturday against Minnesota and next Thursday versus Oakland, followed by eight regular-season road games against Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Oakland, Arizona, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay.
Hawaiian also provided the Seahawks with charter flights to road games in 2008.
“True to Hawaiian Airlines’ stellar reputation for providing the highest level of service and quality to their passengers, they have always taken great care of us,” said Seahawks VP of Corporate Partners Ron Jenkins. “Considering the miles we log each season, the comfort provided by Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft is greatly appreciated by our players.”
The Seahawks will enjoy a First Class meal service that changes with each flight. Hawaiian’s menu will help keep the Seahawks’ players fueled and ready to perform at their peak by providing extra-large portions that are complemented with fresh fruits, protein bars, and healthy snacks both before and during the flight.
Hawaiian will also help the players relax and pass the travel time by showing up to three first-run movies throughout the flights. And with the roominess of Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating up to 264 passengers, the players can spread out in comfort.
Hawaiian has been serving the Seattle market since 1986 and currently offers daily, nonstop flights between Seattle and both Oahu and Maui. Hawaiian is the only carrier offering service from Seattle to Hawaii aboard wide-body twin-aisle aircraft, as well as the only airline offering complimentary meals to all passengers as part of its award-winning signature “Hawaii Starts Here” onboard service, showcasing the culture, people and natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, Japan and South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.