Mumbai, 15 October, 2018 (GP,N) : Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, has been strengthening connections between India and Canada since 2015 with three new direct routes introduced in less than two years. To celebrate people making a mark in India, Air Canada is bringing its global ‘Fly the Flag’ initiative to Mumbai. In this latest iteration, ‘Fly the Flag’ highlights how people all over the world are making an impact in local communities, while displaying the values of diversity, equality, and inclusivity.
Air Canada has partnered with award-winning content creators Beautiful Destinations to revive the Hooper’s Ground basketball court and showcase Mumbai’s beauty, diversity, and vibrant culture. The initiative was conceived to create an enduring positive space in the community for people to come together that would leave an artistic legacy that is visible from the sky. Renowned Indian artist Sajid Wahid—through ST+ART India Foundation—used colour and design inspirations from Canada and India, including moose and elephant motifs reminiscent of the two nations, to create the unique colourful court.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Arun Pandeya, General Manager, Air Canada – India & South Asia said, “At Air Canada, we believe that by doing good and by participating fully in the communities we serve, our airline truly thrives. We’re committed to giving back through a range of initiatives each year that help advance diversity, equality and inclusivity around the world. Air Canada is grateful for the opportunity to add value in meaningful ways to the neighborhoods and communities in this wonderful nation. We thank our partners for making today’s event such a success, and the youth for taking part in the inaugural game on the new court.”
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About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served more than 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 59 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. Air Canada was also named the 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year by the respected airline industry publication Air Transport World in its 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards for its commitment to emissions reductions through supporting the development of alternative fuels, its numerous green programs and partnerships, and being the first airline worldwide to voluntarily join the World Bank’s IMF Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. ENDS