Sports: Hawaiian Airlines and Oakland Raiders Partner for 2015 NFL Season

American Football

For the 5th straight season, Hawaiian Airlines will serve as the Official Airline of the Oakland Raiders, flying the football team to away games throughout the 2015 NFL season.

The partnership between Hawaiian Airlines and the Oakland Raiders continues. For the 5th straight season the airline will fly the Oakland Raiders to away games aboard a dedicated aircraft sporting the team’s logo.

Oakland Raiders players, coaches, and trainers as well as their uniforms and equipment were flown from Oakland International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to take on the Seattle Seahawks on 3 September 2015 at Century Link Stadium.

The airline deployed a dedicated Airbus A330-200 aircraft sporting the Oakland Raiders iconic Silver and Black shield on the flight.

The same aircraft will be used to fly the Oakland Raiders to 7 regular season away games this season against the following NFL teams: the Cleveland Browns, the Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Detroit Lions, the Tennessee Titans, and the Denver Broncos.

Pride and Poise

“We are proud to serve as the Oakland Raiders’ carrier of choice for all these years,” says Brent Overbeek, Hawaiian Airline’s Vice President of revenue management and network planning.

“Our A330 service will offer them even more legroom, personal entertainment seatback monitors, and USB ports for personal media players so they can arrive relaxed, energized, and refreshed for their next game.”

Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain is equally upbeat.

“Hawaiian pairs a winning combination of unmatched comfort with excellent service and they are dedicated to helping the players and coaches get ready for football,” Marc says.

Oakland International Airport

Oaktown’s notorious Black Hole, a.k.a. the Oakland Coliseum, is  only a hop, skip, and a jump from Oakland International Airport.

Hawaiian Airlines has served Oakland International Airport since 2008, flying non-stop to Honolulu on the island of Oahu and Kahului on the island of Maui daily throughout the year.

Between May and September, the airline also also links Oakland with Līhu’e on the island of Kaua’i and Kona on the Big Island.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines also flies between Oakland International Airport and the Aloha State, serving the same 4 airports.

Oakland International Airport is served by 9 other airlines: Allegiant, Delta Airlines, jetBlue, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SATA, Southwest Airways, Spirit Airlines, and U.S. Airways. The airport has about 150 passenger departures per day.

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