Air Canada announces new daily non-stop service between Gander and Halifax



    MONTREAL, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it will
launch the only daily non-stop service between Gander and Halifax, effective
June 30, 2007. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using a combination
of 50-seat Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft and 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft
during the summer, becoming all CRJ service in winter.
    "We are delighted to offer the convenience of the only non-stop flights
between Gander and Halifax," said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network
Planning, Air Canada. "The introduction of this year-round service will
further enhance service in Newfoundland and Labrador allowing for better
access to our expansive global network."
    "We are very pleased that Air Canada has shown such responsiveness to the
demands of our market and is increasing its presence at Gander. We are looking
forward to ensuring the success of this service," said Gary Vey, President and
CEO Gander International Airport. "Air Canada has remained committed to Gander
International Airport since its inception as Trans-Canada Air Lines over
70 years ago and we look forward to a productive, prosperous relationship."
    "Halifax's role as Atlantic Canada's air gateway is further strengthened
by the addition of these flights," notes Eleanor Humphries, President & CEO,
Halifax International Airport Authority. "We are very focused and committed to
growing and expanding air service for all Atlantic Canadians. This new Gander
service is further evidence of how airports working together can benefit their
communities."
    A special introductory fare of $139 one-way is now available for purchase
at aircanada.com for travel between June 30, 2007 and August 31, 2007. Tickets
must be booked before May 7, 2007.

    
    Gander-Halifax  Departs  Arrives
    AC8903          06:00    07:00
    AC8905          15:10    17:10

    Halifax-Gander  Departs  Arrives
    AC8902          12:15    14:45
    AC8904          22:55    00:45
    

    Both business and leisure travellers on these routes will enjoy more and
better connections, Aeroplan rewards, and an opportunity to use our growing
suite of flight passes for convenience and savings.
    This new service complements existing daily flights between Gander and
St. John's. From Newfoundland and Labrador, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz
offer more than 200 scheduled flights each week to 10 destinations across
Canada.
    From Halifax, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer more than 415
scheduled flights each week to 14 destinations across Canada.

    Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for
passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and
serves more than 30 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network.




For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788;
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604)
270-5741; aircanada.com


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