Honolulu, HI – Island Air and the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii are proud to announce their new alliance by which Island Air becomes the Official Hawaii interisland air carrier.
Island Air will be a featured partner of the XTERRA World Championship [off-road triathlon] at the Kapalua Resort, Maui in October and the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa, Oahu in December. These events attract approximately 10,000 registrants, participants, friends, family and spectators who come from Hawaii, 40 other states and more than 30 countries.
Paul Casey, CEO, Island Air states, “The XTERRA World Tour spans the globe and we are proud to partner with their two most prestigious events that comprise the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii. We look forward to bringing Hawaii residents to these events and will also work with our national and international airline partners to bring overseas visitors to these great events. Strategically, we want to play a role in helping to grow Hawaii’s reputation as a great destination for active lifestyle and sports-oriented visitors.”
Tom Kiely, CEO, TEAM Unlimited / XTERRA adds, “Paul Casey has been a leader in the Hawaii tourism industry for decades and we are thrilled to be working with him as he leads Island Air into a new era of expansion and service excellence. The mainland and international participants who come to our events plan for multi-island, two week holidays around XTERRA and so it is most important for us to have a terrific partner like Island Air to fly our participants from island to island during their stay.
About Island Air
Island Air is Hawaii’s leading regional carrier, offering flights to and from the Islands of O?ahu, Maui, Moloka?i, Lana’i, and Kaua?i using a fleet of 64-seat ATR-72 turboprop aircraft. Island Air’s aircraft fly at lower altitudes than jets do, providing passengers with unparalleled views of Hawai’i’s magnificent scenery – pristine coastlines, spectacular mountains, frozen lava flows, plunging waterfalls and frolicking whales.
About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA
TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988. It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2013 will offer more than 300 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 18 countries worldwide. In the U.S. alone nearly 200,000 participants took part in the XTERRA lifestyle last year. In addition, TEAM TV has produced more than 300 adventure television shows resulting in three Emmy’s and 42 Telly Awards for production excellence since 1990. View samples at www.xterra.tv, and learn more atwww.xterraplanet.com and www.xterratrailrun.com.