Air Canada Launches Altitude Skyriders Kids' Club; Makes Flying an Adventure for Children Aged 2-12
MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has introduced a brand new kids' club called Air Canada Altitude Skyriders™ designed to make flights even more exciting and enjoyable for children between the ages of two and 12 years old. Once parents register their children for free online at Air Canada Altitude Skyriders, children will receive a kit containing a welcome letter, an exclusive Skyriders luggage tag and a logbook to chart their flights. Every time the child travels, he or she will also earn printable badges online to commemorate special milestones or achievements. First flights, new regions or destinations explored all have special meaning, and will be commemorated online. E-mail notifications will be sent once new badges are earned.
"The Air Canada Altitude Skyriders club will introduce kids to the exciting world of travel making their journey with Air Canada a memorable experience," said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines. "It's not about points or rewards, it's about making their trip as fun as possible and we hope to nurture and encourage childhood curiosity and create lifelong memories."
Each flight that a Skyrider takes will be an opportunity to collect stickers to fill their logbooks. Additionally, all children on board will receive, activity books, headphones, backpacks and puzzles, depending on their destination.
Air Canada has a broad range of initiatives in place to meet the needs of families and the hundreds of thousands of children who fly with the airline each year including:
The Air Canada Foundation
The Air Canada Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on the health and well-being of children and youth, was launched in 2012. It offers both financial and in-kind support, through travel assistance, to Canadian registered charities. With the support of Aeroplan Miles generously donated by customers, the Foundation manages a Hospital Transportation Program to ensure free travel to pediatric hospitals across Canada for seriously ill children who are unable to get the medical help they need in their local communities. The Foundation also manages the Volunteer Involvement Program which recognizes the involvement of employees in their local community by providing airline tickets to the registered charities in support of their fundraising initiatives. The Foundation in collaboration with the airline also engages directly in fundraising activities such as Every Bit Counts program which encourages customers to donate loose change of all denominations onboard flights or through airport collection containers. The Foundation also offers continued support to major health-related causes that benefit Canadians and is an active participant in international humanitarian relief activity as the need arises. For more information about the Air Canada Foundation, please visit www.aircanada.com/foundation or the 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, Citizens of the World, online at www.aircanada.com/csr.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 54 in the United States and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 192 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
SOURCE Air Canada