Air Canada to launch non-stop service to Athens and Barcelona from Montréal and Toronto



    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it will
introduce Montréal-Athens and Montréal-Barcelona as well as Toronto-Athens and
Toronto-Barcelona non-stop seasonal services between June 3 and October 18,
2010 in time for planning vacations next summer.
    "Air Canada's new non-stop summer services to Athens and Barcelona from
both Montréal and Toronto will offer customers even more convenient options
for planning vacations and visiting friends and relatives on both sides of the
Atlantic," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial
Officer. "Both Barcelona and Athens are important ports of call for cruise
lines, and also provide convenient connections for flights to other popular
destinations throughout Greece and Spain. With these additions to our 2010
summer schedule, we are continuing to strategically deploy capacity to meet
seasonal demand."
    Air Canada flights will be operated using 244-seat Boeing 767-300ER
aircraft providing best-value all-economy service for leisure travellers, with
the option of enhanced seating comfort and legroom in the forward cabin.

    Athens service

    Air Canada's non-stop flights to Athens will be timed to offer travellers
convenient connections to the carrier's extensive North America network via
its Montréal and Toronto hubs to and from: Ottawa, Québec City, Halifax,
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and
New York. In Athens, connecting flights will be available with its future Star
Alliance partner Aegean Airlines to/from Thessaloniki and several Greek
Islands including Mykonos, Heraklion and Rhodes.
    Air Canada Vacations holiday packages will be available directly from Air
Canada Vacations at aircanadavacations.com or by contacting travel agents in
Canada.
    Flights will be operated six days a week, subject to government approval:
three times a week from Montréal and three times a week from Toronto.

    
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    Flight      Depart Montréal                Arrive Athens
                Monday-Thursday-Saturday
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    AC828       18:25                          10:40 (+1)
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    Flight      Depart Athens                  Arrive Montréal
                Monday-Thursday-Saturday
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    AC829       12:15                          15:30
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    Flight      Depart Toronto                 Arrive Athens
                Wednesday-Friday-Sunday
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    AC826       17:50                          10:40 (+1)
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    Flight      Depart Athens                  Arrive Toronto
                Tuesday-Friday-Sunday
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AC827       12:15                          16:10
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Barcelona service

    Air Canada's non-stop flights to Barcelona will be timed to offer
travellers convenient connections to the carrier's extensive North America
network via its Montréal and Toronto hubs to and from: Ottawa, Québec City,
Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago,
Boston and New York. In Barcelona, connecting flights will be available with
its Star Alliance partner Spanair to/from Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Alicante,
Malaga and Sevilla.
    Air Canada Vacations holiday packages will be available directly from Air
Canada Vacations at aircanadavacations.com or by contacting travel agents in
Canada.
    Flights will be operated six days a week, subject to government approval:
three times a week from Montréal and three times a week from Toronto.

    
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    Flight      Depart Montréal                Arrive Barcelona
                Wednesday-Friday-Sunday
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    AC816       18:45                          08:05 (+1)
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    Flight      Depart Barcelona               Arrive Montréal
                Wednesday-Friday-Sunday
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AC817       11:45                          14:00
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flight      Depart Toronto                 Arrive Barcelona
                Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AC814       18:15                          08:05(+1)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flight      Depart Barcelona               Arrive Toronto
                Monday-Thursday-Saturday
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AC815       11:45                          14:40
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    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 rewards
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: Air Canada: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514)
422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver),
(604) 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com


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