Delta ups NHL portfolio with Sabres deal

NHL ice hockey team Buffalo Sabres has reached a deal to make Delta Air Lines its official airline for the 2013-14 season.

The Atlanta-based company will provide a charter service for the team throughout the campaign.

Delta is set to be featured on game day signage at Buffalo Sabres’ First Niagara Center and sponsor in-game promotions.

The Sabres deal means Delta now has relationships with nine NHL teams.

It is the official airline of New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings and provides a chartered service for Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

Delta is the largest airline at Buffalo Niagara International Airport and provides services to more destinations from New York State than any other airline.