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Broncos, and Sooners, and Mustangs, Oh My!

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The Southwest Charter Department was busy again this year transporting football teams, alumni, and fans to college bowl games around the country.  We flew a total of 64 charter flights, with our busiest days on December 31 with 15 flights and January 3 with 17 flights!

We flew three teams to their college bowls: Boise State to the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas; OU to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, AZ (PHX); and SMU to the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham.  All three teams won their games! 

In addition, we flew the UT Band to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl.   We also flew fans and alumni to bowl games from the following universities:  Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and the FCS champions, North Dakota State.

Although we were busy, we weren’t able to match last year’s stellar performance.  One of the main reasons for that was that the BCS Championship game this year (between Alabama and LSU) was played in New Orleans, which ended up being mostly a drive market for both teams and their fans and alumni.

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