The sun will be hotter this summer than ever with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations



    MONTREAL, March 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The sun will be hotter than ever this
summer as Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations offer even more non-stop flights
to popular holiday resort destinations. Three new destinations will be
available to choose from this summer: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Santa Clara,
Cuba; and Turks & Caicos. Additional flights have also been added to several
popular holiday destinations in Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii and St. Lucia.
Air Canada customers may purchase Air Canada Vacations' all-inclusive holiday
packages directly through www.aircanadavacations.com or by contacting travel
agents in Canada.
    "Summer vacations relaxing by the beach and ocean make wonderful
memories, and we are delighted to bring more opportunities for Canadians to
experience summer under the warmth of the Mexican, Caribbean or Hawaiian sun,"
said Ben Smith, Air Canada's Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial
Officer. "We are offering 65% more capacity this summer over last, and Air
Canada is growing services to leisure destinations to meet travel demand."
    "There truly is something for everyone under the sun this summer," said
Air Canada Vacations President and CEO, Zeina Gedeon. "With hundreds of
resorts in some 50 destinations and over 350 Air Canada flights every week,
exciting escapes are at your fingertips. Our best advice: make sure to book
early and secure your spot on the summer trip you want most."
    Highlights of new and additional summer services to sun holiday
destinations include:

    Toronto-Turks & Caicos - Air Canada flights depart every Saturday to this
new summer destination starting April 5. All flights are operated onboard
93-seat Embraer E190 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or Economy
service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at every
seat.

    Toronto-Holguin, Cuba - Air Canada flights continue year-round, departing
every Saturday starting April 5. All flights are operated onboard 120-seat
Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or Economy service,
and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at every seat.

    Toronto-Varadero, Cuba - Air Canada service will increase to twice weekly
this summer, with flights on Saturdays and Sundays flight, beginning April 5.
All flights are operated onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a
choice of Executive Class or Economy service, and featuring the carrier's
personal entertainment system at every seat.

    Toronto-St. Lucia - Air Canada service will increase to twice weekly,
with flights on Sundays and Mondays, beginning May 4. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at
every seat.

    Montreal-Santa Clara, Cuba - Air Canada flights depart every Saturday to
this new summer destination starting April 12. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at
every seat.

    Montreal-Montego Bay, Jamaica - Air Canada flights continue year-round,
departing every Saturday starting April 5. All flights are operated onboard
120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering a choice of Executive Class or Economy
service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at every
seat.

    Vancouver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Air Canada flights depart every
Saturday to this new summer destination starting April 5. All flights are
operated onboard 140-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive
Class or Economy service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment
system at every seat.

    Vancouver-Cancun, Mexico - Air Canada flights continue year-round,
departing every Saturday starting May 3. All flights are operated onboard
207-seat Boeing 767-200 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service.

    Vancouver-Maui - Air Canada service will increase to twice weekly, with
flights on Saturdays and Wednesdays, beginning May 7. All flights are operated
onboard 207-seat Boeing 767-200 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class
or Economy service.

    For Air & Hotel packages booked by March 31, 2008, Air Canada Vacations
is offering extra special early booking discounts ranging from $200-$500 per
couple ($100-$250 per traveler) on top of hotelier early booking bonuses. The
offer applies to departures May 1, 2008 through October 31, 2008. Savings vary
by destination. See www.aircanadavacations.com for details.

    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 more than 32 million customers annually with a fleet
consisting of more than 340 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star
Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

    Air Canada Vacations is a leading holiday provider with over 25 years
experience delivering leisure and cruise packages as well as excursions and
tours to more and more Canadians every year. Packages include a combination of
roundtrip airfare aboard Air Canada, quality hotel accommodation, Aeroplan(R)
Miles and more.




For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788;
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604)
270-5741; Sophy Khwaja, Air Canada Vacations, (514) 876-0700 ext. 3379;
aircanada.com, aircanadavacations.com

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