Air Canada announces appointment of Bill Bredt as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer



    MONTREAL, July 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the
appointment of Bill Bredt as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer. Mr. Bredt will report directly to Montie Brewer, President and Chief
Executive Officer, with responsibility for the airline's Flight Operations,
Flight Safety, In-Flight Service, System Operations Control and Air Canada
Maintenance.
    "I am very pleased to welcome Bill back to Air Canada to assume this key
role in overseeing the airline's operations," said Montie Brewer, President
and Chief Executive Officer. "Bill's wealth of airline experience and solid
leadership skills will further strengthen our management team as we strive to
move the airline forward in this challenging environment. He has a proven
track record and I look forward to his contribution in our drive towards
operational and service excellence at the airline."
    Reporting to Bill Bredt will be Dave Legge, Vice President, Flight
Operations; Susan Welscheid, Vice President, Customer Service - In-Flight,
Call Centres and Customer Relations; Alan Butterfield, Vice President, Air
Canada Maintenance and Engineering, and Douglas Scott, Senior Director, System
Operations Control Oversight.
    Mr. Bredt returns to Air Canada where he began his career in 1973. He has
held senior management positions at Air Canada in operations and marketing
including Vice President, System Operations Control; Vice President,
International, and Vice President, Network and Revenue Management. He joined
Jazz Air LP in August 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer.
    Mr. Bredt will be based at the airline's Montreal headquarters, effective
August 11, 2008. He replaces Rob Reid who has recently retired from the
company.




For further information:

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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