Fall is here, and for so many of us, that brings thoughts of football. Whether it’s Friday night high school games in our hometowns, Saturdays at our college alma maters, or Sunday afternoons on tv, we know that autumn is arriving when football starts. This year, it will be great to get back to full stadiums and tailgating with friends!
Southern Airways has taken an active role in getting fans to games since our very earliest days. In our first few years, we flew on gameday Saturdays to places like Athens, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama. One year, a special Southern Airways MD-80 even took 150 lucky fans from Jackson, Mississippi to Miami for the Orange Bowl. (That flight sold out in less than an hour!)
This year, we’re pleased to offer gameday flights from our newest city, Chadron, Nebraska. Cornhuskers fans in Chadron will be able to take a short flight to Lincoln for each conference game this season, eliminating the usual four-hour drive. That’s another great benefit of being a Southern Airways city.
We have a few other milestones this fall, too. We’ve ordered our first larger aircraft, a 30-seat Saab 340, which will arrive in the Hawaiian islands in November. Our passengers on Molokai and Lanai are going to enjoy the additional peak-day service on this aircraft when demand is highest.
Perhaps the biggest news this summer and fall is the roll-out of our newest alliance: an interline partnership with United Airlines. Southern and Mokulele passengers can now book thousands of connections worldwide at iFlySouthern.com on our partners Alaska, American, and United. It’s truly one-stop shopping for the best fares and connections around the globe!
As we continue to grow our fleet, our route map, and our alliances, we remain primarily focused on the most important part of our company—our passengers. Thank you for being the reason we go to work every day and for continuing to fly Southern Airways and Mokulele Airlines.
Onward and upward,
Chairman and CEO