July 9, 2014 - Canadian North Now the Official Airline of the CFL

CANADIAN NORTH NOW THE OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF THE CFL

Three-year agreement will see Canadian North fly Grey Cup teams


TORONTO – Canadian North is proud to become the official airline of the Canadian Football League. This new three-year partnership, announced today, will include flying the East and West Division Champions to the 102nd Grey Cup game in Vancouver this November.

“There is nothing more Canadian than the CFL and we are excited to be partnering with both the league and the Grey Cup,” said Steve Hankirk, President of Canadian North. “We’re thrilled to broaden our relationship with the CFL and believe this creates opportunities for more teams to charter with Canadian North.”

Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, said: “Canadian North prides itself in contributing to the communities it serves, and that makes the airline a great fit for our league, which has a long history of doing the same.”


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About Canadian North
Canadian North and its founding companies – Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair and Nordair – have served Canada’s north with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. Canadian North flies to 21 destinations throughout the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, via the southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. The airline also provides charter services for large resource sector clients, sports teams, cruise lines and large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., which is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Artic.

 

About the Canadian Football League
This is today's CFL: star athletes playing a great game in modern venues. It's the home of the 102nd Grey Cup this November in Vancouver. It is where the Ottawa REDBLACKS will debut in 2014, playing in the modern TD Place, just as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats move into beautiful, new Tim Hortons Field. This is our league: proudly Canadian and steeped in tradition, but built for the future.

Contact information:
Peter McCart
Senior Vice President, Scheduled Services, Canadian North Inc.
pmccart@canadiannorth.com

Jamie Dykstra
Director, Communications
Canadian Football League
416-865-2664
jdykstra@cfl.ca

Olivier Poulin
Manager, Communications
Canadian Football League
514-970-7211
opoulin@cfl.ca