Boyd Gaming's Vacations Hawaii Selects New Charter Service
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation
(NYSE: BYD) announced today that Vacations Hawaii, its Honolulu-based travel
agency specializing in all-inclusive Las Vegas bound tour packages, has
entered into an agreement with Omni Air International to provide direct air
service from Hawaii to Las Vegas beginning February 1, 2003. The existing
agreement with Hawaiian Airlines is set to expire January 31, 2003.
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Commenting on the announcement, William S. Boyd, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, "We are very pleased to have a new
agreement in place with Omni Air International so that we can continue to
offer our Hawaii customers a high level of service at the same great value.
Omni is a very experienced airline, particularly in this market, and has a
solid record of success over the years. We have had a great relationship with
Hawaiian Airlines, and we look forward to the years ahead with Omni."
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a
leading diversified owner and operator of 12 gaming entertainment properties
located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming
is also developing "The Borgata" (AOL keyword: borgata or
http://www.theborgata.com ), a $1 billion entertainment destination hotel in Atlantic
City, through a joint venture with MGM MIRAGE. Boyd Gaming press releases are
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Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com .
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties,
including risks and/or uncertainties as described in the Company's public
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 975 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
As HAL discussed this in a previous message, Boyd needs the seats.
"Our CEO said it was a mutual decision to end the charters, because they were a money losing deal for us, and the charter companies wanted to pack people into the plane - something we won't be doing with the 767. We will be starting daily scheduled service HNL- LAS as soon as the charters end. Hopefully we can get a lot of those people with HA FF miles to stick with us."