Sat, 17 September 2016

Air Canada Flies World's Best Ice Hockey Players to World Cup in Toronto

As the Official Airline of the Hockey World Cup, Air Canada has flown all eight teams and 150 players to Toronto for the two-week tournament.

The eight teams are: Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America.

"Hockey is Canada's game and, as Canada's flag carrier and a leading global airline, Air Canada is ideally-suited to serve as the Official Airline of the World Cup of Hockey," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. "Air Canada Jetz, our all-Premium charter already carries Canada's seven top professional National Hockey League teams and our selection as the preferred airline of World Cup of Hockey testifies to the superior service provided by Air Canada and Air Canada Jetz. Our employees are extremely motivated to be part of this celebration of hockey at its best."

 The two-week tournament, which begins today (17 September), will progress from the preliminary round to the semifinals and ultimately the final, with all tournament games played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Air Canada Jetz

Jetz is Air Canada's in-house charter carrier which uses Airbus A319 aircraft outfitted with 58 Premium seats to offer extra legroom and an almost private jet-like experience.

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