Air Canada Achieves Single Day Record for Customers Carried

Nearly 138,000 customers expected to board Air Canada aircraft to start summer season

MONTREAL, June 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today said it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried, with nearly 138,000 customers boarding its aircraft around the world.

"The peak summer season is underway and heading into the Canada Day weekend we expect to carry nearly 138,000 customers today. To put this in context, it is equivalent to transporting in a single day the population of an entire mid-size Canadian city such as Abbotsford, B.C., St. Catharines, Ontario, or Levis, Quebec.  We are very pleased that customers continue to choose and trust Air Canada for their holiday travel and our top priority is to transport everyone safely," said Klaus Goersch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at 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 airports 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:

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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