Air Canada inaugurates daily non-stop Calgary-Whitehorse and Calgary-London, ON flights



    CALGARY, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today inaugurated two new
non-stop services from Calgary, with the introduction of the only daily,
non-stop flights to Whitehorse, as well as new daily non-stop flights to
London, ON.
    "Air Canada is delighted to launch two new non-stop services from Calgary
today," said Marcel Forget, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "We
expect our new Whitehorse service to be popular with travellers looking to
enjoy the vast array of unique leisure opportunities offered in the Yukon. Our
Calgary-Whitehorse flights are timed to be especially convenient for customers
connecting from eastern Canada. We also expect our new non-stop flights from
Calgary to London, ON to be particularly popular with both business and
leisure travellers alike travelling to and from the Southern Ontario region.
Our flexible fleet allows us to continue pursuing these types of strategic
growth opportunities."

    Calgary-Whitehorse:

    Air Canada flight AC8231 departs Calgary at 11:15, arriving in Whitehorse
at 13:00. Air Canada flight AC8232 departs Whitehorse at 13:35 and arrives
back in Calgary at 17:15. Flights have been timed to offer convenient
connections to and from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Flights are operated by
Air Canada Jazz onboard 75-seat CRJ-705 aircraft offering a choice of
Executive or Economy Class service, featuring individual seatback
entertainment throughout the aircraft. Air Canada's Calgary-Whitehorse flights
complement the airline's three daily Vancouver-Whitehorse flights.

    Calgary-London, ON:

    Flight AC1146 departs Calgary at 18:05, arriving in London at 23:45.
AC1147 departs London at 07:30, arriving in Calgary at 09:40. Flights are
operated onboard 93-seat Air Canada Embraer 190 aircraft offering a choice of
Executive or Economy Class service, and are timed to offer convenient
connections in Calgary to and from key cities in Western Canada.

    Montréal-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 13th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 33 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding
member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air
transportation network for Canadian domestic, transborder and international
travel. As well, customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future awards
through Canada's leading loyalty program.

    In 2008, the readers of Business Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best
In-Flight Services in North America," "Best Airline for Business Class Service
in North America" and "Best North American Airline for International Travel."




For further information:

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


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