TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This Sunday, October 27, Air
Canada rouge launches service between Toronto and Las Vegas and will
launch service between Montreal and Las Vegas on March 13, 2014. Air
Canada rouge offers more flights and therefore more choice and
convenience for travellers between Toronto and Las Vegas than any other
Starting this Sunday Air Canada rouge will offer ten flights a week from
Toronto to Las Vegas for the winter 2013-2014 season featuring 264-seat
wide-body Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, representing a capacity increase
of 13% on the route over last winter when it was operated by Air
Canada. Air Canada rouge will assume the Montreal-Las Vegas route from
Air Canada effective March 13, 2014 with ten flights a week. Air Canada
will continue to operate service between Vancouver and Calgary to/from
Las Vegas for the winter season.
Air Canada Vacations is offering exciting new ways to enjoy Las Vegas --
known as The Entertainment Capital of the World -- for travellers of
all ages and interests.
"Las Vegas offers something for everyone and we're pleased to be
offering more seats to Las Vegas from Toronto than any other airline,"
said Michael Friisdahl, Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada Leisure
Group. "Travellers can book either competitive airfares alone or take
advantage of attractive new Air Canada Vacations' packages that combine
both airfares and top Las Vegas accommodation and entertainment
Toronto-Las Vegas winter flight schedule (effective October 27, 2013):
Air Canada rouge's service between Toronto and Las Vegas features
convenient flight times that maximize travellers' time in Las
Vegas. The daily flight departs Toronto at 9:05 a.m., arriving in Las
Vegas at 10:59 a.m. and departs Las Vegas at 12:15 p.m. arriving in
Toronto at 7:22 p.m. The second flight, which operates on Thursdays,
Fridays and Sundays departs Toronto at 8:45 p.m., arriving in Las Vegas
at 10:39 p.m. and departs Las Vegas at 11:55 p.m., arriving the next
day in Toronto at 7:00 a.m.
Montreal Las Vegas winter flight schedule (effective March 13, 2014):
Air Canada rouge's winter service between Montreal and Las Vegas also
features convenient, customer-friendly flight times. The daily flight
will depart Montreal at 7:40 a.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 10:28 a.m.
and will depart Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. arriving in Montreal at 7:08
p.m. The second flight, which will operate on Thursdays, Fridays and
Sundays departs Montreal at 7:50 p.m., arriving Las Vegas at 10:38 p.m.
and departs Las Vegas at 10:20 p.m., arriving the next day in Montreal
at 7:13 a.m.
"Canada is the number one source of international visitors to Las
Vegas," said Cathy Tull, senior VP of marketing for the Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority. "We are very excited to welcome Air
Canada rouge's new service from Toronto and Montreal to Las Vegas for
the winter season giving even more Canadians a chance to enjoy the
destination's exceptional entertainment, dining, cultural and business
Air Canada Vacations Las Vegas program
Air Canada Vacations is introducing its new Las Vegas program with more
entertainment options and more exclusive offers than ever before.
Customers enjoy exclusive rates on attractions to such places as the
Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and helicopter tours as well as exclusive
offers at participating hotels. The new Las Vegas program features 28
hotels located on the popular Las Vegas strip.
All air and hotel packages now include return transfers from the airport
to hotel, free seat selection and a free all day tour to Laughlin,
including return transportation and a buffet dinner. Book a Las Vegas
package by March 30, 2014 and save $100 per couple. Flights depart from
Toronto onboard Air Canada rouge and onboard Air Canada from Montreal,
Calgary and Vancouver.
Customers booking with Air Canada Vacations will also have access to
exclusive bonus features available at select hotels, including up to
$100 in resort credits per stay. New to the Air Canada Vacations' Las
Vegas program is the added-value Privileges program, providing access
to Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounges and onsite priority check-in and
late checkout. Guests can also get free access to clubs and special
rates and preferred seating to popular shows such as Jersey Boys at
Paris Las Vegas, with exclusive rates for 8 amazing Cirque du Soleil
Air Canada rouge Toronto-Las Vegas Service:
Air Canada rouge will operate the Toronto-Las Vegas route with a
264-seat wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft featuring three classes of
seating: Premium rouge, rouge Plus and rouge. Premium rouge has 18
seats in a 2 + 2 + 2 configuration with a 41- 42" pitch, a 7" inch
recline. rouge Plus has 4 rows in a 2 + 3 + 2 configuration behind
Premium rouge, with a 35" pitch, up to 5", and rouge seating has 246
seats in a 2 + 3 + 2 configuration with a 30-32" pitch and a 6"
recline. Premium rouge customers on Air Canada rouge North American
flights now earn enhanced Aeroplan Miles, have access to priority
security lines and complimentary Maple Leaf Lounge access.
Air Canada rouge crew offer the airline's unique warm welcome
onboard. Trained in customer service excellence, the rouge crew take
every measure to ensure that flights are relaxed, enjoyable and are
part of a memorable start and end to a Las Vegas vacation.
A tasty selection of meals, drinks and snacks, as well as comfort items
such as pillows, blankets and headphones, are available onboard through
Air Canada rouge's Buy On Board service.
Air Canada rouge aircraft are all equipped with player, a next generation in-flight entertainment system that streams
unlimited live entertainment -- including movies, TV shows, kids
programming, music and an About Us section -- to customers' personal
electronic devices. Air Canada rouge is one of the first airlines in
North America to offer streaming onboard content. player is offered at a nominal fee of $5 for rouge and rouge Plus customers for
unlimited movie and TV show access; music and destination content are
always complimentary. Customers simply need to bring their own
fully-charged laptop or iPad, iPod or iPhone, or they can rent an iPad
on board for $10.
Travel with Air Canada rouge brings a host of Air Canada benefits: a
global reputation for safety and reliability; an extensive connector
network; easy online booking through www.aircanada.com (or book through any travel agent); convenient check in options;
generous baggage allowances; and the opportunity to earn and redeem
Air Canada rouge began operating July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of
two Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The fleet
will grow to ten aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of six
Airbus A319 aircraft by December 2013 and an additional six Airbus A319
aircraft by April 2014, for a total of 16 aircraft by the end of the
2013-2014 winter season.
About Air Canada rouge
Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers
competitively-priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe
and the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens,
Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona and Manchester and multiple
destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa
Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. As a wholly-owned subsidiary,
Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada's 75-year reputation for
safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations' 30-plus year history
of vacation travel excellence. Learn more at www.aircanada.com/rouge or www.facebook.com/aircanadarouge.
About Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian tour operator offering a wide
selection of vacation packages to destinations across Mexico & the
Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific,
Canada and the U.S.A. and is a repeat recipient of the Consumer's
Choice Award for favourite Travel Wholesaler. Air Canada Vacations
offers convenient connectors from 65 Canadian cities, Executive Class® service, on-demand seat-back entertainment from gate to gate on many
flights, mobile app, web and mobile check-in and Aeroplan® Miles. Visit aircanadavacations.com/agents for more information or to book.
SOURCE: Air Canada rouge
For further information:
Communications, Air Canada Leisure Group