Going to the air has a new meaning for the Carolina Panthers.
U-S Airways is now an official partner of the Panthers and will paint one of its planes in the team's colors this year.
In return, U-S Airways will be featured in promotions and signage at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Last year, U-S Airways painted one its planes in the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles as part of a similar partnership deal.
The airline's largest hub is in Charlotte and its second-largest is in Philadelphia.