S7 Airlines - official carrier of winners
In November 2006, S7 signed its latest sponsorship deal with the bandy club Baikal-Energiya Irkutsk, for the 2006/7 Russian Premier League Bandy Championship. This is the fourth season of the partnership, which began in 2003. For the coming campaign, the sponsorship amount will depend on the club’s final league position.
Under the contract, S7 is accorded the status of “Official Carrier for Baikal-Energiya.” S7’s logo will be displayed on the players’ kit, and at all the club’s matches and official events linked to the championship. All the club’s home games will be broadcast by the Irkutsk television channel Sport.
Bandy is a sport popular in Eastern and Western Siberia. Traditionally strong, the teams from the Siberian cities usually do well in the Russian championship and enjoy the deserved adulation of their local fans. Energiya-Baikal has got the current championship season off to a confident start. On November 19, it thumped SKA-Neftyanik Khabarovsk, reaching the milestone of 3600 Premier League goals in the process. We await more victories from the Irkutsk side and hope it will finish the championship in its rightful position!