Air Canada inaugurates the only daily, non-stop service between Calgary and Portland, OR



    CALGARY, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Today's departure of Air Canada flight AC
8315 marks the launch of the only daily, non-stop service between Calgary and
Portland, OR. Fares currently start as low as CAD $139 one way, before taxes
and other fees, and are available for sale at aircanada.com.
    "Air Canada is pleased to launch our newest transborder flights linking
Calgary and Portland with daily non-stop service," said Marcel Forget, Vice
President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "We expect our new Portland service
to be popular with business travellers as well as both Canadian and American
vacationers looking to enjoy the year-round outdoor adventures offered in
Alberta and in Oregon. In addition, our Calgary-Portland flights have been
timed for convenient connections to and from other points in our network
including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg."
    Air Canada flight AC8315 departs Calgary at 13:00, arriving in Portland
at 13:37. Air Canada flight AC8316 departs Portland at 14:10 and arrives back
in Calgary at 16:45. Flights are operated by Air Canada Jazz with 50-seat CRJ
aircraft. This new service complements the carrier's four daily
Vancouver-Portland flights.
    Air Canada recently introduced three new non-stop services from Calgary.
Daily flights to San Diego CA launched on May 15, 2009, and daily non-stop
flights to Whitehorse YT and London ON both began on June 1, 2009.

    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; Internet: aircanada.com


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