Air Canada to Launch Service to Atlantic City from Toronto Hub

New route to popular resort city offers customers a convenient getaway option

TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today it is launching non-stop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City, NJ. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22, 2015.

"Air Canada is pleased to be adding Atlantic City to its already extensive U.S. network. This new route will enable our customers to conveniently travel non-stop to Atlantic City where they can enjoy its famed boardwalk, beaches and casinos. It will also provide Atlantic City a direct connection to Air Canada's Toronto global hub. The flights will be conveniently timed to link with Air Canada's extensive network for connections to and from the rest of Canada and beyond with customers eligible to accumulate and redeem Aeroplan miles," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

"The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority welcomes Air Canada and looks forward to a strong and lasting relationship. Our organization understands the importance of increased air travel to create positive impact in the region, and the CRDA Board is fully on board with making strategic investments to expand service at the Atlantic City Airport. We are optimistic about the opportunity this provides," said John Palmieri, Executive Director of the CRDA.

"Atlantic City International Airport's new seasonal Air Canada service to and from Toronto demonstrates the continuing passenger demand for travel to Atlantic City and the surrounding region," said Port Authority Aviation Director Thomas Bosco. "It also is a reflection of the major investments put in Atlantic City International Airport in recent years, making this regional airport an attractive opportunity for carriers internationally, as well as domestically.''

Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to September 7, 2015, using a 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft:

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Day of week

AC7918

Toronto 10:05

Atlantic City 11:35

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

AC7919

Atlantic City 12:05

Toronto 13:44

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 185 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 61 Canadian cities, 50 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2014, Air Canada was ranked for a fifth consecutive year "Best Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: 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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