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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3078 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

What airlines sponser what sport?

I know EK sponsors a lot of different teams and competitions.
EY sponser a F1 team.
QF are shirt sponsers for Australia's rugby team (At least it was).
NZ are shirt sponsers for New Zealands rugby team.

I believe that a lot of basketball arenas in the US have the likes of CO, AA, and UA sponsering them, can someone give me some more details in this?

Please mention major sponserers, as even Air Asia 'sponser' Manchester United, but they are minor, and honestly, I don't care.

What other airlines sponser sports?

-CXfirst


From Norway, live in Australia
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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Kingfisher sponsors the Toyota F1 team
Im not sure if EK still sponsors the Mclaren F1 team

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

What about the LTU arena in Dusseldorf ? LTU sponsors all the games that could be held in this stadium, no ?!

Nouvelair sponsors Monastir's football team... doing very well this season !!!


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

FlyBE sponsor Exeter, Southampton and Birmingham football clubs. Thomas Cook (Travel Agent and Airline) sponsor Manchester City. Emirates sponsor Arsenal, and their new stadium is called the Emirates Stadium.

I believe Spanair used to sponsor FC Mallorca, but i'm not sure if this is still the case.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Easyjet and Ghana International Airlines sponsor the Ghanaian national ski team (yes, it really exists).  Smile



User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

NZ sponsor more than just the All Blacks

they also sponsor

2006 winter and commonwealth games for NZ competitors
Ironman NZ
All Blacks
Air NZ Cup (Rugby tournament in NZ)
Rebel sport super 14 (Rugby)
AXA NZ international sevens tournament (Rugby)
Southern traverse (NZ outdoors adventure race)
Vodafone Warriors (Rugby League)



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User currently offlineMarioSPlane From Brazil, joined Mar 2007, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

This is what I can remember....

Kingfisher sponsors Toyota Formula 1 Team. Also in F1 you have Etihad sponsoring the new team Spyker and Williams being Air Asia's choice. Emirates did sponsor Mclaren in 2006.

Emirates is big in sports. They sponsor almost everything, everywhere. They sponsor criket, they are major in rugby, sponsoring the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Emirates also sponsored the soccer 2006 World Cup. In soccer they also sponsor Germany's Hamburg SV and Arsenal in England, in the shirt and naming the stadium. In sailing, they sponsor New Zealand's team in America's Cup. They are also huge in horse racing and golf, in events such as the Dubai Desert Classic.

Air Canada is the sponsor of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. And they also name an arena in Toronto, the Air Canada Centre, which is home to NBA's Toronto Raptors and NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.

U.S. carriers name a lot of arenas. These are naming rights agreements for venues hosting sports and entertainment events, in which the airlines pay several millions for 20 to 30 years naming privileges.
American - American Airlines Arena in Miami, home to NBA's Miami Heat.
American Airlines Center in Dallas, home to NBA's Dallas Mavericks and NHL's Dallas Stars.

United - United Center in Chicago, home to NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.

Continental - Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey, home to NHL's New Jersey Devils.

Delta - Delta Center in Salt Lake City, home to NBA's Utah Jazz.

I also think that the arena in Phoenix where the Suns team plays is named by US Airways, but I don't know it for sure.

Cheers


User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

BD's low cost subsidiary bmibaby sponsors the British Elite Ice Hockey League.

User currently offlineQFFan From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
What airlines sponser what sport?

Qantas also sponsor the Socceroo's (Aust national Soccer Team),

JQ sponsor the Gold Coast Titans (Aust's newest Rugby League team).

Virgin Blue sponsor the Queensland Reds (rugby union), South Sydney Rabittoh's (Rugby League)


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6439 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting QFFan (Reply 8):

Also the Wallabies - Australia's rugby team (or at least did last year..)


Cathay Pacific sponsor the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament held every year (3 or 4 weeks ago?)

Ansett used to sponsor a few things here and there including the Australian cricket team.



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

American Eagle sponsor the annual celebrity charity tennis tournament here in Nassau.


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User currently offlineTexARN From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting MarioSPlane (Reply 6):

Actually, Delta lost the naming rights about six months ago. Their contract ended right at the time the US merger offer came in, and the arena management were scared that the Delta name wouldnt last. It is now the Energy Solutions Arena, which is a toxic waste removal corporation.


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

EK also sponsors Team NewZealand in the Yacht World Cup or boat or something

EK is also the main sponsor of the 2010 World Cup. The also sponsor the Dubai World Cup for Horse Racing

Air China are sponsoring the Beijing Olympics

Gulf Air Sponsor the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Just a question, what do airlines get out of sponsoring. More customers? And is it really worth sponsoring as they must be paying millions of dollars

Regards
Ag92


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 9):
Ansett used to sponsor a few things here and there including the Australian cricket team.

Now its EK who sponsor the Aussie Cricket team


User currently offlineKraw From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Citrus has a ton of radio commercials and billboards with some of the Atlanta Thrashers on them. There are a few with that crappy/over rated Falcons QB also


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

I think ScotAirways sponsor one of the London-based premier league teams (Fulham, IIRC).
Austrian Airlines also seem to have a deal with Conference team Gravesend and Northfleet.



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User currently offlineSteve332 From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Aer Lingus sponsor the London-Irish rugby union team.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3078 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 16):
I think ScotAirways sponsor one of the London-based premier league teams (Fulham, IIRC).

If so, it probably is not a major sponser (shirt sponser is pipex), just like Air Asia is with Manchester United

thanks for the replies

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineVbeltraJJ From Brazil, joined Apr 2007, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

TAM used to sponsor a soccer team in Brazil (São Paulo) and now they only sponsor sports like volleyball, stock car racing and some sailing events in Brazil. They are not sponsoring one team or another, just events and competitions.

Cheers


User currently offlineF86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

OzJet is on the side of the Minardi Team USA cars in ChampCar. Of course, Stoddart owns them. Airtran is on Danica Patrick's car in the IRL Indycar series.

Best wishes,
F86sabre


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
as even Air Asia 'sponser' Manchester United, but they are minor, and honestly, I don't care.

Although 'minor' as regarded by some, they have an Airbus 320 (9M-AFC) dedicated to promote/market Manchester United FC.

AirAsia is also the newest sponsor for F1 AT&T Williams team (Rosberg and Wurz as the drivers).

Malaysia Airlines is the sponsor of English Premier League.


User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4288 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting MarioSPlane (Reply 6):
Delta - Delta Center in Salt Lake City, home to NBA's Utah Jazz.

I also think that the arena in Phoenix where the Suns team plays is named by US Airways, but I don't know it for sure.

Delta dropped their naming rights agreement on the arena in Salt Lake city. I think it is now named for some water company.

The Phoenix Suns arena is now called USAirways Center. This is an extension of the America West naming rights deal that was signed in the early 90's.

Also Continental Airlines Arena is in East Rutherford, NJ, and its home to the NBA's Nets and the NHL's Devils.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3781 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 22):
Delta dropped their naming rights agreement on the arena in Salt Lake city. I think it is now named for some water company.

It's now the EnergySolutions Arena.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Quoting MarioSPlane (Reply 6):

Kingfisher sponsors Toyota Formula 1 Team.

http://www.flykingfisher.com/f1/



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25 Post contains links and images AirTranTUS : It was originally the America West Arena, but now it is the US Airways Center because of the merger. WN sponsors the NFL and NBA. They have an NBA ai
26 Ward86IND : add to that...United Center in Chicago, home of the NBA's Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks American Airlines Arena in Miami, home of the NBA's Heat America
27 Someone83 : SAS in the main sponsor for the Danish Football league (thats soccer for you Americans) and the league are even called SAS Ligaen. In addition are the
28 LCFreeman49 : Continental Airlines sponsors the New York Yankees. Delta sponsors the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Franci
29 Trident3 : The Catalans Dragons superleague team as well
30 VV701 : And if you are a south east Asian fan watching a Manchester United home game on television you, like all other viewers around the world, will see the
31 Kevin777 : They do, and have done so for years now. A funny little story in relation to that: Originally, the Danish 1st division (top-12 teams) was called the
32 CupraIbiza : Brand recognition. Emirates have become so well known in Australia in no small part due to their huge sponsorship. Collingwood Magpies AFL team - big
33 ZKNEA : To add to EK's list: All international cricket umpires (I think) all international rugby referees Are title sponsor for a handful of the IRB (Rugby) 7
34 Post contains images CXfirst : However, compared to the many other sponsers, they are minor. Anything sponsering major premier league teams (Arsenal, liverpool, chelsea, man utd.)
35 N6238P : Connie Kalitta puts his cargo carrier Kalitta Air on all of his NHRA cars. I've seen Kalitta Charters on the Top Fuel cars as well.
36 YLWbased : u left out CX. Cathay Pacific sponsors "Hong Kong Rugby Sevens" every year.
37 Steve332 : Thats probebly just TV coverage in Asia. The Premier League is sponserd by Barclys Bank.
38 Post contains images Amberair732 : Gulf Air sponsored yesterdays Bahrain F1 Grand Prix & one of their A343's performed a fly-by before the start !
39 CAN2YYZ : CA with the 2008 Summer Olympics?
40 DeltaRules : Piedmont (and later USAir) sponsored a NASCAR team in the 1980s and 1990s, which won the then-Winston Cup Championship in 1984 with Terry Labonte. The
41 9MMAR : Oh yes. Malaysia Airlines is the sponsor of the English Premier League on ESPN Star Sport.
42 N6238P : Well my involvement in a stock car racing archive project has allowed for me to dig up some other lesser known airlines being involved with racing. I'
43 Post contains images Sabena332 : EasyJet is a main sponsor of the football (soccer) club Borussia Dortmund, the whole southwestern corner of the huge stadium (capacity approx. 81.500)
44 Post contains links and images Tripleboom : Frontier Airlines serves as the official airline of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, the NBA's Denver Nuggets, and MLB's Colorado Rockies. We missed out
45 ERJ135 : As mentioned above some airlines sponsor Rugby league teams in the NRL Formerly Impulse Airlines sponsored the Newcastle Knights but this transferred
46 CXfirst : That is probably because they are shirt sponsers of Hamburger SV. In Arsenals stadium (notably named Emirates stadium) the signage around the pitch i
47 Ha763 : Hawaiian Airlines sponsors many of Hawaii's state high school tournaments. Constant advertising which would be worth more than the amount paid to get
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