MONTREAL, Sept. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today introduced a
multi-trip Flight Pass to Hong Kong and China, expanding the reach of its
popular Flight Passes for the first time to Asia. With the introduction of Air
Canada's 'Hong Kong and China Pass,' customers will now be able to save up to
40 per cent off regular economy fares by pre-purchasing six one way trips
(three round trips) valid up to one year for travel to Hong Kong, Beijing and
Shanghai, from anywhere Air Canada and Jazz fly in Canada.
To promote its new 'Hong Kong and China Pass,' Air Canada is offering
special introductory prices until October 25, 2007 starting at $2,548 from
Western Canada ($425 per one way trip including all taxes and charges) and
$3,598 from Eastern Canada ($600 per one way trip including all taxes and
charges). In addition, for purchase through October 25, customers will receive
a complimentary bonus pass valid for two one way trips anywhere Air Canada
flies within Canada or between Canada and the continental United States.
"We're very excited to launch our first Flight Pass to Asia, giving our
customers the freedom to travel with exceptional savings to three of our
fastest growing Asian destinations," said Charles McKee, Vice President
Marketing. "With six daily non-stop flights to Hong Kong, Beijing and
Shanghai, via Toronto and Vancouver, there's never been a better time to
experience the great value and price predictability that Air Canada's Flight
By pre-purchasing air travel in bulk, Air Canada's Flight Pass holders
benefit from significant savings, a single pre-payment valid for future air
travel up to one year and the convenience to manage their bookings online.
Moreover, pass prices include airport fees and surcharges.
Air Canada operates twice daily non-stop flights each to Hong Kong,
Beijing and Shanghai for a total of six non-stop flights per day - the most of
any airline. Air Canada customers now enjoy new Boeing 777 service on the
Toronto-Hong Kong and Toronto-Beijing routes, and beginning this fall on
Toronto-Shanghai flights, featuring the carrier's new in-flight product with
personal on-demand seat back entertainment at each seat, standard 110V power
outlets at arms reach of all customers, and lie-flat beds in Executive First.
Air Canada is the only North American airline to offer first-class comfort of
lie-flat beds in its international business class cabin.
Customers can learn more about how to select and use Flight Passes by
taking the interactive virtual tour "What's a Flight Pass?" at aircanada.com:
A Choice of Two Geographic Zones
Air Canada's 'Hong Kong and China Pass' is valid for travel from all
67 destinations in Canada the carrier serves, within two geographic zones to
choose from: Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories); and Eastern Canada (Ontario,
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland &
Convenient online access through the customer's personalized Flight Pass
at aircanada.com provides an easy and quick way to book travel up to one hour
before departure, make changes and access account information on remaining
travel credits. To purchase Air Canada's 'Hong Kong and China Pass,' customers
or their travel agent simply visit the aircanada.com, click on 'Discover our
Flight Passes' on the home page, and enter their Aeroplan membership number
and personal identification number.
Frequent Flyer Rewards
Air Canada's 'Hong Kong and China Pass' provides customers 100 per cent
Aeroplan Status Mile accumulation on international Toronto/Vancouver-Asia
flights and 25 per cent non-status mileage accumulation on connecting domestic
Canada flights. As Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance, Aeroplan Miles are
redeemable on all Star Alliance partner carriers.
About Air Canada
Air Canada was ranked in 2007 as the "Best Airline in North America" for
the second time in three years in a independent passenger survey of 14 million
air travellers conducted by Skytrax. In addition, Air Canada was recently
voted 'Best Airline in North America' and 'Best Airline in Canada' by the
readers of Global Traveler magazine, and 'Best Business Class to Canada' by
the readers of Business Traveler magazine. In 2007, Air Canada was recognized
by the editors of Air Transport World as the airline industry leader in market
innovation, specifically Air Canada's success in implementing an innovative
and transparent pricing structure, its effectiveness in using online
technology to meet consumers' needs and its fleet-wide renewal with a
consistent, market-leading onboard product among North American airlines.
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 (Montréal), (514) 422-5788;
Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416)
263-5576; Internet: aircanada.com