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Air Canada Fan Flight Returns for 2019/2020 NHL Season

Airline brings fans closer to their favourite teams with VIP game experiences

MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - As the puck drops on another NHL season and fans from coast to coast cheer for their favourite teams, Air Canada today announced the return of Fan Flight (#ACFanFlight) – a season-long program that rewards deserving fans with a VIP game experience, including the opportunity to see their team play either at home or on the road.

Air Canada Fan Flight Returns for 2019/2020 NHL Season (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Fan Flight rewards fans in a number of ways, including in-arena giveaways during promo nights and by flying lucky fans to away games. It also recognizes deserving young sports fans, nominated by the Air Canada Foundation, who are making their mark in their communities, giving such Mark Makers the unforgettable experience of watching their favourite team play at home and away games.

"As Canada's flag carrier, official airline of all seven Canadian NHL teams and proud partner of Canada's sole NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors, Air Canada takes enormous pride in supporting our country's teams," says Andrew Shibata, Managing Director, Brand at Air Canada. "The Fan Flight program provides fans with incredible game experiences and is integral to our commitment as an airline to put the customer at the centre of everything we do."

For its pre-season warm-up, Air Canada undertook a range of exciting activities nationwide for the #BackToHockey season. Last month, the airline surprised and delighted fans at airports with game tickets and gifts, and recognized two lucky fans during pre-season games in Atlantic Canada.  Jonathon Reid from St. John's, Newfoundland and Erik Burke from Miramichi, New Brunswick, will be flying with their families to Toronto and Montreal respectively to attend their favorite team home opener.

To help all hockey fans celebrate the return of their favourite sport, Air Canada is holding a two day seat sale October 2-3, with 15% off base fares to Canadian and worldwide destinations. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at aircanada.com/backtohockey.

About Air Canada 

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 54 in the United States and 101 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 1,250 airports in 195 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, which also named Air Canada the 2019 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook

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