HONOLULU – Aug. 1, 2007 - The Oakland Raiders will kick off the upcoming NFL season in Hawaiian style for the eighth consecutive year.
Hawaiian Airlines is providing its special brand of chartered, nonstop air service to players, coaches, trainers and officials aboard its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for the team's away games.
Always a hit with the players, Hawaiian's “Silver and Black” in-flight service features hearty, extra-large meals that include fresh fruit, candy baskets and any special requests. Up to three first-run movies will be shown during each flight.
“Year after year, Hawaiian Airlines exceeds our expectations,” Raiders executive Marc Badain commented. “Our relationship with Hawaiian Airlines is constantly lauded as the premiere airline partnership in the NFL.”
Hawaiian will fly the Raiders to nine road games in Seattle (pre-season), Denver, Miami, San Diego, Nashville, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Green Bay, and Jacksonville. Hawaiian also has first option to fly the team to any road playoff game, including Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 (including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to October 2006) and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 78th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.