A VIP aircraft charter for Team Canada
On 8 February 2018, the Canadian men’s ice hockey team flew into Yangyang International Airport for the Winter Olympics, which take place at PyeongChang resort in South Korea.
We were delighted and proud to charter the aircraft on their behalf, with European business aviation company Klasjet.
The unique Boeing 737-500, a narrow-body business aircraft, was selected for its unique VIP configured cabin. With 56 business class seats, the aircraft was designed with the requirements of sports teams in mind and provided a supremely comfortable flight for the team, considered to be one of the strongest men’s ice hockey teams in the world.
Our Sales Director, Matthew Savage, oversaw the flight from Latvia to South Korea. “Most other athletes travelling to the Winter Olympics have to fly to Seoul and travel overland. Our VIP charter for Team Canada meant that they were able to fly directly to Yangyang, the closest international airport to PyeongChang – just one of the many benefits of a private aircraft charter for team travel.’ said Matthew.
Our experience and expertise in aircraft charter for professional sports teams meant that we were able to provide the best solution for the requirements of the group with this unique aircraft. With such a prestigious event ahead of them, it was imperative that the team received a seamless travel experience.
‘Our service has already been used by several well-known football and basketball teams. We are proud that the Canadian national hockey team, which will defend the champions’ title at the Olympics, chose our company. It is a significant assessment and achievement for us. Of course, this is a great responsibility due to working with the customers of such level. Every detail is extremely important and everything must be done perfectly,’ said Dovydas Jurgelevicius, CEO of KlasJet.
We wish the Canadian ice hockey team the best of luck in the Winter Olympics 2018. Go Team Canada!