Air Canada inaugurates the only daily, non-stop service between Calgary and San Diego, CA



    CALGARY, May 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Today's departure of Air Canada flight AC
8307 marks the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Calgary and San
Diego, CA, known for its year round sunny weather and vacation activities.
    "Air Canada is delighted to launch the only daily, non-stop flights
linking Calgary and San Diego," said Marcel Forget, Vice President, Network
Planning, Air Canada. "We expect our new San Diego service to be popular with
business travellers as well as both Canadian and American vacationers seeking
the vast array of leisure opportunities offered in Alberta and in Southern
California. We will continue to remain focussed on pursuing strategic growth
opportunities, while ensuring aircraft are effectively utilized."
    Air Canada flight AC8307 departs Calgary at 12:55, arriving in San Diego
at 15:00. Air Canada flight AC8308 departs San Diego at 11:55 and arrives back
in Calgary at 16:05. 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.
    Flights are timed for convenient connections in Calgary to and from
Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto. This new service complements the
carrier's daily Vancouver-San Diego flights.
    Fares currently start as low as $159 Cdn. one way, before taxes and other
fees, and are available for sale at www.aircanada.com.

    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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