Air Canada makes flying fun for kids with brand new Kids’ Club

Air Canada makes flying fun for kids with brand new Kids’ Club

MONTREAL — What we wouldn’t give to be a kid again, especially one who’s flying with Air Canada.

The airline has launched a brand new kids’ club called ‘Air Canada Altitude Skyriders’ for children between the ages of two and 12 years old. Once parents register their children for free online at skyriders.aircanada.com, kids will receive a kit containing a welcome letter, an exclusive Skyriders luggage tag and a logbook to chart their flights.

Every time the child travels, he or she will also earn printable badges online to commemorate special milestones or achievements. First flights, new regions or destinations explored will all be commemorated online. E-mail notifications will be sent once new badges are earned.

“The Air Canada Altitude Skyriders club will introduce kids to the exciting world of travel making their journey with Air Canada a memorable experience,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines. “It’s not about points or rewards, it’s about making their trip as fun as possible and we hope to nurture and encourage childhood curiosity and create lifelong memories.”

Each flight that a Skyrider takes will be an opportunity to collect stickers to fill their logbooks. Additionally, all children on board will receive, activity books, headphones, backpacks and puzzles, depending on their destination.

Air Canada has a broad range of initiatives in place to meet the needs of families and the hundreds of thousands of children who fly with the airline each year. These include complimentary seat assignments for parents/guardians and children under the age of 12 who are travelling together.

Brand new is the Altitude Status Extension for Parental Leave, a North American first, for new parents. When expecting a baby or welcoming a new child and planning on taking a parental leave, Altitude members can request a parental extension in order to continue to receive the privileges of their Altitude status when resuming flying more frequently.