Air Canada to launch new non-stop seasonal service between Sydney, NS and Toronto



    MONTREAL, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that starting
May 1, 2009, it will launch daily seasonal non-stop service between Sydney, NS
and Toronto.
    "We are pleased to launch non-stop regional jet summer service between
Sydney and Toronto, providing a more direct link between Cape Breton and major
cities across Canada, North America and Asia through conveniently timed
connections in Toronto," said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network Planning,
Air Canada. "We expect this new service will offer recreational opportunities
for travellers heading to and from Cape Breton Island."
    Beginning May 1, 2009, Air Canada flight AC8794 will depart Toronto at
20:35 and arrive in Sydney at 23:59. Air Canada flight AC8795 will depart
Sydney at 07:00 and arrive in Toronto at 08:45. Flights will be operated by
Air Canada Jazz onboard 50-seat CRJ jet aircraft.
    This summer, Air Canada will offer up to six daily flights to/from
Sydney, including up to five daily flights to Halifax and one to Toronto. Air
Canada has timed its Sydney-Toronto service to offer excellent connections to
and from major cities across Canada, North America and Asia.

    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 34 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 Canadian domestic,
transborder and international travel. As well, customers can collect Aeroplan
miles for future awards through Canada's leading loyalty program.




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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