Edmonton Eskimos fans are doing their best to get to Winnipeg to see their team compete in the Grey Cup — including chartering planes.
The Canadian Football League’s 103rd Grey Cup will be held at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg at 5 p.m. local time on Sunday. The Edmonton Eskimos will be playing the Ottawa Redblacks.
Airco Aircraft Charters is one of the airlines offering charter flights from Edmonton to Winnipeg for Grey Cup fans. It costs $1,100 each for 18 people to fly in a Beachcraft 1900D from Edmonton to Winnipeg, according to Airco’s website. The flexibility of flying a charter means that passengers can leave and arrive when they choose — even arriving right before the game if they want, Airco managing director Mary Ann Stanway told the Edmonton Journal.
Other airlines are getting in on the charter action to take advantage of the Grey Cup boom — a welcome boost in business at a time when Alberta’s economic slump has led to a drop in corporate charter clients.Read More »from Edmonton fans offered charters to see Grey Cup