Harbour Air Seaplanes

Harbour Air Announces Partnership with Whitecaps FC

News Release

Vancouver B.C. — April 15, 2014 — The Harbour Air Group and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today a multi-year sponsorship deal. It is the first partnership between the two iconic West Coast brands. The deal, which runs until the end of the 2015 season, will see both brands collaborate on community initiatives and special events. Harbour Air becomes the club’s regional airline partner and their logo is visible at all home games at BC Place, in club publications, and on whitecapsfc.com.

As part of the arrangement, Harbour Air will unveil a Whitecaps FC seaplane. The single-otter plane will enter service this summer. In addition to regular service and charter flights, the plane will shuttle Whitecaps FC players to and from special events. Fans travelling to home games will receive a 20 per cent discount on Harbour Air flights when they present their game-day tickets.

“We have a large and passionate fan base on Vancouver Island, including the Georgia Straight Supporters, who will really benefit from our new partnership with Harbour Air,” says Bob Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC president. “At the end of the day, Whitecaps FC are British Columbia’s team, and we’re excited that this partnership will help our fans get to our home matches safely and conveniently while enjoying a fabulous view.”

“This is our first major league sports sponsorship agreement and Whitecaps FC are a perfect fit for Harbour Air,” says Greg McDougall, president of Harbour Air. “The club shares our passion for creating memorable experiences for British Columbians.”

To celebrate the partnership, the companies’ mascots, Turbo and Spike, will star in a series of video vignettes to air at halftime of home games starting this weekend at the April 19th match against LA Galaxy. The first video is available online here.

— 30 —

Harbour Air was founded in B.C. in 1982 and today has more than 50 aircraft. The Harbour Air Group, consisting of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Westcoast Air, Whistler Air and now Tantalus Air is one of the largest seaplane companies in the world.

Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including prorated season tickets ($294), half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.


For more information contact:

Meredith Moll, Harbour Air Group


Carly Jokic, Whitecaps FC                                                                     

604.669.9283 ext. 2287