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He shoots, he scores!: AC Jetz to carry pro hockey teams

March 18, 2015, Montreal - Air Canada has announced that it is the airline of choice for Canada's major professional hockey teams. Under six-year agreements with six of Canada's best professional teams, the airline will provide air transportation through Air Canada Jetz, its in-house, all-Premium Class charter service operated by mainline Air Canada pilots and flight attendants.


March 18, 2015
By Air Canada

“Every franchise needs a star performer to carry it to victory and Air Canada is proud to have been drafted for this role by six of Canada’s top pro teams. These agreements reflect the fact that the teams recognize not only Air Canada’s reliability but also the superior service offered by Jetz, with such amenities as all-Premium Class seating, dedicated mainline Air Canada crews offering specialized service, in-flight Wifi and the many other benefits enjoyed by Air Canada premium customers. Hockey is Canada’s game and as Canada’s flag carrier we are pleased to be carrying Canada’s best professional teams,” said Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

The six-year agreements begin at the start of the 2015-16 season and cover the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets, the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. The service will be operated by Jetz, Air Canada’s in-house charter carrier, which uses Airbus A319 aircraft outfitted with 58-Premium Class seats to offer extra legroom and a private jet-like experience. In addition to the six Canadian teams, Jetz also provides air transport services to the Colorado Avalanche.