Toronto, ON, Sept. 6, 2006 – Lenovo Canada and Air Canada today announced an exclusive partnership with whereby Lenovo will provide PCs in all 19 of the carrier's Maple Leaf Lounges in 13 cities across Canada as well as Los Angeles, Paris and London U.K. Lenovo will provide nearly 100 new PCs for visitors to Maple Leaf Lounge Business Centres, increasing the number of PCs currently available by nearly 50 per cent.
"Our Maple Leaf Lounges require a robust technology solution," said Louise McKenven, Senior Director, Product Design, Air Canada. "Our customers expect fully functioning PCs to access the internet and download files from web-based email applications. Yet at the same time, each of these PCs must withstand demanding conditions, and be impervious to viruses and malware. Lenovo was the right company to provide the technology that Air Canada needed."
"A partnership with Air Canada was a natural fit. Both companies are committed to using technology to simplify travel and business," said Janice Dawes, Marketing & Strategy Executive, Lenovo Canada. "We are delighted with the opportunity to help Air Canada customers be as productive as possible throughout their journeys."
Installation of Lenovo products into Maple Leaf lounges will be completed by the summer of 2006, with joint marketing and promotional activities to follow.
About Air Canada Montréal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 30 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992)(ADR: LNVGY) is the world's third-largest personal computing company, with a business model built on innovation, operational efficiency and investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina, and develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure, and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. For more information, see www.lenovo.com/ca .