CALGARY, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Calgary Airport Authority is really
pleased by Air Canada's decision to invest in the Alberta market by
significantly increasing seat capacity for summer 2014. Air Canada will
up -gauge aircraft on both Calgary-London and Calgary-Frankfurt to a
B-777-300 offering 349 seats daily.
"We welcome Air Canada's investment in growing Alberta's connections to
Europe," said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief
Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "Air
Canada presence at YYC has grown significantly over the last two years
providing Albertans with more opportunities to travel non-stop and more
capacity". "The addition of the 777s is great news on the cargo front
as well providing shippers and forwarders an extra 60 to 70 tons of
uplift daily to Europe consolidating YYC's position as Western Canada's
cargo hub of choice"
The introduction of the Boeing 777-300 service to YYC, featuring a
choice of Air Canada Executive First and Economy cabins, will enable
Albertans to have more seats to more destinations than any other
airport in the region. "This commitment by Air Canada increases our
direct, non-stop service to Europe by 35 per cent and offers passengers
looking for a non-stop service to London Heathrow and Frankfurt
Airport, and beyond, another great option for travel" concluded
"Travel Alberta's mandate is to promote Alberta tourism destinations and
experiences to the world and tell our story," said Bruce Okabe, CEO for
Travel Alberta. "We are excited about the opportunity to welcome more
visitors to our province."
Calgary has been the fastest growing Canadian airport in Canada over the
last 12 months at 5% growth and continues to consolidate its position
as Alberta's leading gateway to the world.
YYC is also one of only three airports in Canada providing the
population it serves with year round scheduled service to both Europe
About The Calgary Airport Authority:
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization
incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta.
The Authority is responsible for the management, operation and
development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW)
Airports. YYC is Canada's fourth busiest airport and is an important
economic engine for the city, region and province, generating over $6
billion per annum in economic activity.
SOURCE: The Calgary Airport Authority
For further information:
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing
Calgary Airport Authority