Air Canada expands service to India



    MONTREAL, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - With the launch today of year-round
daily codeshare service to Mumbai and Chennai in cooperation with Indian
carrier Jet Airways, Air Canada has expanded its network to India from three
to four destinations, and significantly increased access to India from across
Canada. With the addition of Chennai, Air Canada now serves four destinations
in India on a codeshare basis: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Air
Canada codeshare services offer customers convenient connection options,
one-stop check-in and seamless baggage transfer to final destination, on a
single ticket.
    "We are pleased to offer our customers more choice and convenience when
travelling to India, in cooperation with our partner, Jet Airways," said
Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network Planning. "With the addition of service
to Chennai, and expanded options of traveling to India via London, in addition
to Frankfurt or Zurich with our Star Alliance partners, Air Canada customers
benefit from a vast choice of daily, year-round flights to and from the
communities we serve across Canada, and four major destinations in India."
    Air Canada customers travelling to India now benefit from the choice of
the carrier's extensive schedule of non-stop flights to London Heathrow from
seven cities across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal and Halifax) which connect in London to Jet Airways operated flights
to Mumbai. In addition, flights from Toronto to Chennai via Brussels, operated
by Jet Airways, are available from Air Canada on a codeshare basis. Aeroplan
members benefit from mileage accumulation on these Air Canada codeshare
flights.

    These new codeshare services offered via London Heathrow to Mumbai, and
Toronto to Chennai via Brussels, complement Air Canada's daily year-round
codeshare services to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore offered in conjunction with
its Star Alliance partners Lufthansa, via Frankfurt to Delhi, Mumbai and
Bangalore, and SWISS via Zurich to Delhi and Mumbai. Aeroplan members benefit
from a full array of reciprocal Star Alliance privileges including reward
travel and accumulation of mileage that counts towards top tier status, as
well as premium services and lounge access for eligible members.




For further information:

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


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