Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017
Hawaiian Airlines has signed as the Official Airline for the APP World Tour in 2017, with a major focus on the Tour’s upcoming events in Japan, New York and San Francisco – all destinations served by Hawai‘i’s largest and longest-serving carrier.
“The sport of stand up paddling emerged from the Hawaiian Islands and spread across the world as a truly ‘global’ phenomenon and the APP World Tour has done the same; as an organization founded at the sport’s birthplace right here in Hawaii, the Tour now hosts events in all four corners of the World, bringing this traditionally Hawaiian sport to the world. With our respective visions clearly aligned, Hawaiian Airlines not only represents an ideal fit for the APP World Tour, but services the majority of our venues”, says Tristan Boxford, CEO of the APP World Tour.
“We are honored to partner with The Association of Paddlesurf Professionals and expand our company’s longstanding support of Hawaiian water sports and athletes,” said Avi Mannis, senior vice president for marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. “We look forward to helping bring the excitement of competitive stand up paddle surfing beyond our shores to an even bigger audience.”
The 2017 APP World Tour is already underway following the successful completion of its opening leg in the Hawaiian Islands between February and early March. The world’s best stand up paddlers will now head across the Pacific to the watersports mecca just outside Tokyo, Enoshima Beach in Kanagawa, where the Japan Pro-AM presented by Hawaiian Airlines will be held May 5-7.