HONOLULU – Sep. 4, 2008 - For the second straight year, the defending NFC West Division Champion Seattle Seahawks will fly to their road games enjoying the wide-body comfort and award-winning service of Hawaiian Airlines.
As the ‘Official Charter Airline of the Seattle Seahawks,’ Hawaiian is carrying the team to its season-opener this Sunday in Buffalo. To help the players prepare for its road games this season – including four games in the Eastern time zone – Hawaiian will provide hearty, extra-large meals with lots of fresh fruit during the flight and fulfill any special requests. Up to three first-run movies will be shown.
“We appreciate the extra care and attention to detail that Hawaiian Airlines gives to the Seahawks organization and our players when traveling to away games,” said Tim Ruskell, the Seahawks president of football operations and general manager. “Our players enjoy the quality of inflight service and it helps them focus on getting ready for each game.”
Marked by its distinctive Pualani livery and affixed with the Seahawks logo, Hawaiian’s Boeing 767 aircraft can carry up to 264 passengers in a standard two-class configuration – enough space for each player to have his own row of seats.
In addition to this weekend’s opener in Buffalo, Hawaiian will carry the Seahawks to road games in New York, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, St. Louis, and Phoenix. The Seahawks will travel 34,766 miles this season, more than any other NFL team.
Hawaiian has been offering its unique brand of service to the Emerald City since 1986 and currently flies two daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Honolulu, and one daily nonstop flight between Seattle and Kahului, Maui.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation’s top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 79th 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 (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 155 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.