VANCOUVER, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The departure today of Air Canada
flight AC8404 marks the launch of the only daily, non-stop service between
Vancouver and Sacramento. Air Canada Jazz now operates double daily flights to
California's capital city with 50-seat, made-in-Canada Bombardier aircraft.
"Air Canada is the leading airline in the transborder market, offering
more flights from Canada to more destinations in the U.S. than any other
carrier," said Daniel Shurz, Vice-President, Network Planning. "We are
strategically introducing new services, responding to travel opportunities
between Sacramento, the capital city, and largest and fastest growing market
in the state of California and Vancouver, a popular destination and major Air
Canada hub for domestic and international flights."
Air Canada's newest transborder flights depart Vancouver at 13:55 and
19:50, arriving in Sacramento at 15:52 and 21:47. Flights from Sacramento
depart at 07:40 and 16:30, arriving in Vancouver at 09:40 and 18:30. Flights
have been timed for convenient connections to and from Air Canada's extensive
network of domestic and trans-Pacific Asia flights at Vancouver.
Jazz operates a fleet of 135 aircraft, including 58 CRJ-100/200s.
Air Canada and Jazz have proudly served western Canada longer than any
other carrier. From Vancouver, the carriers now offer 13 non-stop flights per
day to four destinations in California, and a total of 1,155 scheduled flights
per week to 41 destinations across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and the South
For further information:
For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788;
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604)
270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com