Air Canada increases flights in Newfoundland and Labrador and Northern Quebec

    Only non-stop flights between Gander and Goose Bay
    Most choice of flights between Wabush and Sept Iles

MONTREAL, Aug. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today launched daily non-stop fights between Gander, Goose Bay, Wabush and Sept-Iles. Flights will be operated by Air Canada's commercial partner Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) using an 18-seat Beech 1900 aircraft

"We are pleased to offer our customers the choice and convenience of more non-stop flights between more places in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Northern Québec," said Marcel Forget, Air Canada's vice president - network planning. "With these latest schedule enhancements, both business and leisure travellers will enjoy the only daily service between Gander and Labrador as well as the most choice of seats between Wabush and Sept Iles."

    Flight                Departs                         Arrives
    AC 7643         Wabush at 06:15                  Sept-Iles at 06:05,
    AC 7644         Sept-Iles at 06:30               Wabush at 08:20
                    Wabush at 09:00                  Goose Bay at 10:10
                    Goose Bay at 10:30               Gander at 12:35
    AC 7645         Gander at 15:20                  Goose Bay at 16:25
                    Goose Bay at 16:45               Wabush at 17:55
                    Wabush at 18:15                  Sept Iles at 18:05
    AC 7646         Sept Iles at 18:25               Wabush at 20:15

Flights have been timed to accommodate demand early in the day, the opportunity for same-day return itineraries as well as convenient connections to/from Québec, Montréal, Halifax, and St. John's.

Air Canada was named Best Airline North America in a worldwide survey of more than 17 million air travelers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for their 2010 World Airline Awards.

In 2009, the readers of Business Traveler magazine voted Air Canada top airline in the following categories: Best Flight Attendants in North America, Best In-Flight Services in North America, Best Airline for Business Class Service in North America and Best North American Airline for International Travel. In addition, Air Canada was voted the Best Airline in Canada and the Best Airline in North America by the readers of Global Traveler magazine in an international survey of business travelers.

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 31 million customers annually. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 destinations in Canada, 58 in the United States and 60 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 1,167 destinations in 181 countries. Air Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future rewards through Canada's leading loyalty program, and Top Tier members enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits including lounge and priority services.

SOURCE Air Canada

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