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