Leads the Way in Capacity Growth among Canadian Carriers
Serves More Destinations than Any Other Carrier
ST. JOHN'S, June 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is
further enhancing its services in Newfoundland and Labrador by offering
customers travelling to and from St. John's a five per cent increase in
available seats over last summer.
"This summer, in response to the expanding economy and working closely
with the local community, we are pleased to increase our departing
capacity from St John's by five per cent above last year's level," said
Marcel Forget Vice-President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "2012 is
Air Canada's 75th anniversary and we take pride in having served the
St. John's and Newfoundland and Labrador community for 70 of these
years and we will continue to look ahead for new opportunities. Both
business and leisure travellers will enjoy convenient connections to
Air Canada's global network, Aeroplan rewards, and an opportunity to
use our flight passes for convenience and savings."
St. John's-London Heathrow
Extension until the end of October of the only daily non-stop seasonal
St. John's-London Heathrow, U. K. service offering the fastest and most
efficient way of making connections throughout Europe with its Star
Alliance partner carriers to several European capitals such as
Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Berlin. Flights are
timed to offer convenient connections to and from Deer Lake and
St. John's - Toronto
Six daily flights operated with a mix of 93-seat Embraer E90, 120-seat
Airbus A319, 146-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. During the summer travel
season two of the six fights, including same plane service to Edmonton
and Fort McMurray, have been upgauged from A319 to A320 aircraft.
St. John's - Halifax
Five daily flights with four operated with 93-seat Embraer E90 aircraft
and the fifth upgauged from a 93-seat Embraer E90 to a146-seat Airbus
In addition, this summer Air Canada will offer from St. John's up to two
daily flights to Montreal, one to Ottawa, three to Deer Lake, three to
Gander and one to Goose Bay.
Other Newfoundland and Labrador 2012 Air Canada service highlights
Doubled frequency between Gander-Goose Bay-Wabush (twice daily)
New Deer Lake-Goose Bay-Wabush service
Three daily flights between Goose Bay-Wabush with convenient connections
to/from Halifax and St. John's
Three daily flights from Wabush to Sept Iles.
Air Canada and Air Canada Express offer over 150 scheduled flights each
week to 11 destinations across Canada to and from St. John's, including
non-stop service to Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and London Heathrow, as
well as same plane service to Calgary, Fort McMurray and Edmonton.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline
serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag
carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011
served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled
passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in
the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a
founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air
transportation network serving 1,290 destinations in 189 countries. Air
Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future rewards through
Canada's leading loyalty program, and Top Tier members enjoy reciprocal
frequent flyer benefits including lounge and priority services.
In 2011, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North
America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline
passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax. Also in
2011, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline in North America," and readers
of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for International Travel"
and "Best In-Flight Services in North America." In the annual Ipsos
Reid Business Traveller Survey, Air Canada was named "Canada's Favourite Airline for Business Travel." Air Canada was
preferred by 73 per cent of Canadian business travellers surveyed for
2011, the third consecutive year of improvement in Air Canada's ratings
in the national survey. For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com and follow @AirCanada on Twitter and Facebook.
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