Continental Airlines is helping New York Giants fans prepare for the big game in Phoenix by holding a “tailgate celebration” at Newark Liberty International Airport prior to flight departures this week. Continental, Official Airline of the New York Football Giants, provides up to six nonstop flights per day between New York/Newark and Phoenix. These trips, plus connecting service via Houston and Cleveland, are heavily booked with football fans excited to be a part of the action leading up to Sunday’s match-up on professional football’s biggest stage.
On Thursday and Friday, Continental will celebrate the New York Giants’ conference title at Newark Liberty gates where Phoenix flights are departing. A team of Continental employee volunteers is putting together a “Big Blue” send-off, complete with scheduled Giants alumni appearances by Sean Landeta, Karl Nelson, Bill Ard and Stephen Baker, complimentary hot dogs and refreshments, decorated terminals and Giants season highlights, which will be shown on a pair of 42-inch AQUOS LCD TVs provided by Sharp Electronics.
“With our hub located almost right next to Giants Stadium at The Meadowlands Sports Complex, we’re hearing a lot of football buzz among our co-workers and customers as Sunday draws closer,” said Jon Roitman, hub vice president. “We are going to add to the excitement by honoring the conference champion Giants right here in the airport as we send off all our flights to Phoenix.”
Roitman noted that Continental is also welcoming football fans on its flights from six New England states. “Our playbook says that we are the Official Airline of the New York Giants, but this week any football fan is welcome in the huddle at Continental,” Roitman added.