November 18, 2014

CFL & Canadian North Unveil CFL-Branded Boeing 737-300

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2014) - Today, in an exciting "reveal" ceremony, the CFL and Canadian North jointly unveiled a custom-painted Boeing 737-300 aircraft, emblazoned with the CFL logo and the logos of all nine CFL franchise teams. This eye-catching plane will be used to fly the 102nd Grey Cup Champions home from Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, December 1 and will serve as a highly visible billboard for the CFL and its teams wherever it lands.

"This is a very exciting project we have been working on with Canadian North, our official airline partner," said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. "It looks amazing and I can't wait for our players and fans to see it."

"Canadian North is proud to play an important role in this year's Grey Cup and to 'sport' the league's logos on our aircraft," said Steve Hankirk, President of Canadian North. "Every day, we transport passengers to destinations across North America. This Canadian North plane will definitely be noticed everywhere it lands."

Canadian North is the premier charter provider for Canada's resource sector, top sport franchises and air-inclusive vacationers. The CFL and Canadian North announced a three-year partnership earlier this year that made Canadian North the official airline of the CFL.

"We've built a highly successful charter business to complement our scheduled services in the North," said Hankirk. "I hope that all Canadians we serve will be proud to see Canadian North associated with the CFL, an iconic sports institution."

Additional resources:

High resolution images of the plane and the reveal ceremony will be available for download at www.canadiannorth.com/news/cfl-plane-reveal-media-event on November 18, 2014 after 17:00 MDT.

A fact sheet with details on the paint job, as well as specifications for this particular aircraft is available at www.canadiannorth.com/news/cfl-plane-reveal-media-event.

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.

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, including 19 in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as its 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.

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