Air Canada expands Calgary transborder service with daily non-stop flights to Newark



    - Calgary-Newark daily, non-stop flights begin June 16
    - Complements Calgary-New York JFK daily, non-stop flights

    CALGARY, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today it is further
expanding service from Calgary to the New York/New Jersey area with the launch
of the only daily, non-stop service to Newark on June 16, complementing the
carrier's daily, non-stop flights to New York's JFK Airport. Air Canada will
launch its newest transborder flights to Newark with 120-seat Airbus A319
aircraft, offering a choice of Executive or Economy Class service. Tickets are
now available for purchase.
    "Air Canada's newest flights to Newark offer Calgarians another choice
when flying to the eastern seaboard area," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice
President & Chief Commercial Officer. "We are delighted to launch additional
service into the New York/New Jersey area, meeting transborder travel demand
from the country's energy center."
    Air Canada's flights will depart Calgary at 1020, arriving Newark at
1645. Flights from Newark depart at 1735, arriving Calgary at 2050. Flights
have been timed for convenient connections to and from western Canada,
including Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Vancouver.
    With this newest flight, Air Canada will offer 41 daily flights from
Canada to the New York/New Jersey area this summer.

    Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 32 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 (Montreal), (514) 422-5788;
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604)
270-5741; aircanada.com


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