Air Canada soars higher with Team Canada; partnership extended to 2030

This strategic agreement has solidified Air Canada's role as the official airline for Team Canada across the next four Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Canada’s leading airline, Air Canada, has cemented its commitment to national athletic excellence by extending its partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) until 2030.

This strategic agreement has solidified Air Canada’s role as the official airline for Team Canada across the next four Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.

This long-term partnership represents a significant investment in Canadian athletic achievement. The national airline of Canada will be the trusted carrier for Team Canada athletes and staff, ensuring their smooth travel to and from international competitions. The agreement encompasses the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024 and extends to future events leading up to 2030.

Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, said, “We’re honoured to extend our partnership with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees as Team Canada’s Official Airline through 2030, including for Paris 2024. We’re looking forward to proudly sharing the very best of Canada with the world as we cheer the nation’s top athletes on to Olympic and Paralympic success.”

David Shoemaker, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the Canadian Olympic Committee, said, “We are delighted to extend our long-standing relationship with Air Canada. For more than 30 years, Air Canada’s passion for Team Canada has been remarkable. We’re grateful for the exceptional travel experience they consistently offer our athletes, helping them compete at their best on the world’s biggest stage.”

Karen O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, said, “Air Canada continues to be a world-class partner, committed to working collaboratively with the Paralympic community to provide the best possible services for Paralympic athletes to travel to the Games. We look forward to a comfortable, safe, and efficient journey to Paris with Air Canada this summer, and to strengthening our relationship even further over the next six years in support of helping athletes reach their Paralympic goals.”

The Maple Leaf carrier unveiled a special Boeing 777 featuring Team Canada branding to celebrate this milestone. This dedicated aircraft will be instrumental in transporting athletes to their competitions. Additionally, Canada’s flag carrier named ten Team Canada athletes as official brand ambassadors, further solidifying its dedication to supporting Canadian athletic talent.

Air Canada’s commitment to Canadian athletics extends beyond this partnership. The airline has proudly served as the official airline of the Canadian Olympic Team since 1988 and the Canadian Paralympic Team since 2007. Further solidifying its dedication, Air Canada recently secured agreements with Swimming Canada and Athletics Canada ahead of Paris 2024.

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