Air Canada announces new daily year-round non-stop service between Happy
Valley-Goose Bay and St. John's, NL

MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it will expand its network in Newfoundland and Labrador with the start up of daily non-stop fights between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. John's, effective May 1, 2010. Flights will be operated by Air Canada's commercial partner Jazz using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft.

"Air Canada and its commercial partners offer the most capacity of any carrier to and from Newfoundland and Labrador, "said Marcel Forget, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "The introduction of year-round Happy Valley-Goose Bay-St. John's service will even further enhance service in Newfoundland and Labrador offering both business and leisure travellers improved access to our expansive global network."

Flights have been timed to offer travellers convenient connections in St. John's to /from Toronto, Montréal, Halifax, Gander and Deer Lake.

    Happy Valley-                                          Happy Valley-
    Goose Bay         St. John's            St. John's     Goose Bay
    AC8828   12:50    14:45       AC8829    15:15          16:15

With the launch of Air Canada's Happy Valley-Goose Bay-St. John's service, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer up to 150 scheduled flights each week to 11 destinations across Canada to and from St. John's, including non-stop service to Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal as well as same plane service to Calgary, Vancouver, Fort McMurray and Edmonton.

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.

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741;

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