HONOLULU – The NFL regular season kicks off this week and the Oakland Raiders are flying Hawaiian-style whenever they take to the road.
Hawaiian Airlines, that is. For the sixth straight year, Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving carrier will be the Oakland Raiders' airline of choice whenever “The Team of the Decades” travels to an away game.
Using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, Hawaiian is providing chartered nonstop service for Oakland's players, coaches, trainers, and team officials.
To keep the players nourished and comfortable while traveling, Hawaiian's “Silver and Black” in-flight service will feature extra-large, hearty meals along with fresh fruit, candy baskets and any special requests. Up to three first-run movies will be shown on flights.
Raiders executive Marc Badain commented, “Hawaiian Airlines continues to demonstrate a true 'Commitment to Excellence.' Our players, coaches and staff look forward to a sixth consecutive season of first-class service.”
Starting with this week's opener against the New England Patriots, Hawaiian is flying the Raiders to eight cities for road games during the season: Providence, Philadelphia, Nashville, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Newark, and Denver.
Should Oakland qualify for post-season play, Hawaiian will have first option to fly the team to any road playoff game including Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Readers of two prominent national travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, have both rated Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii in their most recent rankings, and the fifth best domestic airline overall.
Celebrating its 76th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Additional information is available online at HawaiianAirlines.com.
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