WNBA expanding use of charter flights

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Addressing one of the players’ top complaints, the WNBA is expanding the use of charter flights for the upcoming 2023 season.

Players will no longer have to fly commercial airlines for all playoff games and for back-to-back games during the regular season, the league announced Monday.

“One of my main goals has been to enhance the player-first experience,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert told ESPN. “While recognizing in a growing league our size and scale, doing things incrementally and chipping away at it is the best practice.”

The league will pay for the charter flights, which is expected to cost about $4.5 million, per The Associated Press.

The WNBA Draft takes place Monday night in New York. The expanded 40-game regular season tips off on May 19.

–Field Level Media

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