Hawaiian Airlines becomes Oakland Raiders official airline

Hawaiian Airlines said it will serve as the Official Airline of The Oakland Raiders for the 2015 National Football League (NFL) season.

Hawai´i´s largest and longest serving carrier has provided its signature ´Mea Ho´okipa´ (translation: I am host) in-flight hospitality and charter service for the team´s away games since 2000.

Starting with the Raiders´ Sept. 3 preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Hawaiian´s designated Airbus A330 aircraft featuring the Raiders´ shield will carry players, coaches, trainers, as well as uniforms and equipment, to eight games, including: Seattle, Cleveland, Chicago, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Tennessee and Denver through December.

Hawaiian provides a dedicated catering coordinator to meet the team´s expectations and to handle special requests. Hearty, nutritious meals are provided along with sandwiches and an assortment of healthy snacks that include fresh fruit, protein bars and, at the Raiders´ request, products from Hawai´i, such as Passion Orange Guava Juice and Hawaiian Iced Tea. For entertainment, Hawaiian offers a wide selection of movies, TV shows and music.

Hawaiian® has led all US carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the US Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai´i.