Air Canada Increases Capacity to Charlottetown during Peak Summer Celebrations

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, May 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it will further adjust its schedule to offer more capacity to and from Charlottetown, PEI during the peak summer travel months with a 21 per cent total overall increase in available seats over last summer. In addition to the previously announced third Montreal daily flight, the added capacity is provided by the use of the larger Bombardier CRA 705 aircraft on three of its four daily flights to Toronto-Pearson.

"In response to increased demand created by the 150th anniversary celebrations of the 1864 Charlottetown conference, Air Canada will offer over 100 more seats each way every day to and from the Island for the months of July and August," said Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President Regional Markets, Air Canada. "With its diversified fleet, Air Canada has a unique ability to react quickly and adapt its schedule further reinforcing its commitment to the specific needs of the Island Tourism and Business Community. For over 30 years, Prince Edward Island and visitors have been able to count on Air Canada for year-round and competitive air service connecting the Island with Canada and the world and we are proud to contribute to the success of this important event."

"We are very pleased with Air Canada's response to the incremental demand for this summer.  This additional capacity will further increase access to the Island during this important year," said Doug Newson, chief executive officer of Charlottetown Airport Authority.

Air Canada in Prince Edward Island

In summer 2014, Air Canada and Air Canada Express will operate up to 80 scheduled non-stop flights each week from Charlottetown to four destinations across Canada.

  • Air Canada offers up to four non-stop flights a day to Toronto: three with the 75-seat Bombardier CRA 705 jet aircraft offering a choice of Executive or Economy class service with all-leather seating, and one with the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ jet aircraft
  • Three non-stop flights to Montreal with the 74-seat Bombardier Q400 Next Generation aircraft offering all-leather seating and 31 inch seat pitch
  • One non-stop flight to Ottawa with the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ jet aircraft
  • Four flights to Halifax using 18-seat Beech 1900D aircraft

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 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 1,269 destinations in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.


SOURCE: Air Canada

For further information:

Contacts :
Isabelle Arthur (Montréal)  514 422-5788
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto)  416 263-5576
Angela Mah (Vancouver)  604 270-5741

Internet :  aircanada.com


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