Bentley Group selected as Air Canada's luggage supplier

Through the five-year deal, the carrier's 7,000 flight attendants will use Bentley luggage

January 14, 2013
by PurchasingB2B staff

MONTREAL—Specialty luggage retailer Bentley Group Inc has been awarded a five-year contract by Air Canada as exclusive supplier of cabin crew luggage for the carrier’s 7,000 flight attendants.

“Having quality and durable luggage while traveling on a constant basis is important for our flight attendants,” said Anup Anand, director, in-flight service base operations for Air Canada. “By partnering with a brand like Bentley, we are able to find a solution that meets our needs.”

With several potential candidates to choose from, it was an extensive process for Air Canada to find a trusted partner for the crew’s luggage, said the airline. Bentley stood out in meeting Air Canada’s requirements for a superior cabin crew luggage design. Bentley worked closely with Air Canada to design a custom set of luggage featuring ballistic nylon and polyester materials, long lasting wheels and durable zippers that have the ability to resist the rigors of daily airline travel.

“As a Canadian owned and operated company, Bentley is proud to supply cabin crew luggage to Canada’s largest passenger airline,” said Michel Lantagne, Bentley’s VP of corporate sales. “With close to three decades of experience in supplying and servicing quality luggage, we are honored to be able to provide Air Canada’s flight attendants peace of mind when travelling. We feel privileged to have been able to work closely with Air Canada to design top quality cabin crew luggage that is perfectly matched for their everyday needs. Over the next five years, we look forward to making this a successful partnership.”

Bentley’s corporate business unit offers an array of commercial-grade and custom travel products that range from rolling luggage to totes on wheels, garment bags to briefcases and lunch coolers, among others.