TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada rouge launched daily non-stop service today between Montreal and Las Vegas, the only year round daily non-stop service between Montreal and Las Vegas. Air Canada rouge is excited to begin a partnership with Quebec's renowned Cirque du Soleil and their Las Vegas shows by soon selling show tickets through the Buy Onboard program; today's inaugural flight was celebrated with free tickets to Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil for everyone onboard.
Montreal - Las Vegas Service
From March 13 to March 28, flights between Montreal and Las Vegas will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft with double daily service Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Effective March 29 the route will be flown using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights are available for purchase at www.aircanada.com and through travel agents as follows:
- AC 1855 departing Montreal 7:40 arriving Las Vegas 10:20 (daily)
- AC 1857 departing Montreal 19:50 arriving Las Vegas 22:30 (Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
- AC 1856 departing Las Vegas 11:10 arriving Montreal 18:57 (daily)
- AC 1858 departing Las Vegas 23:25 arriving Montreal 7:12+1 (Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
Flights between Montreal and Las Vegas feature three customer comfort options: rouge, rouge Plus with preferred seating offering additional legroom, and Premium rouge with additional personal space and enhanced service. Premium rouge customers enjoy priority check-in, security and boarding, as well as complimentary premium food and drink service onboard. A complimentary iPad is also offered onboard to Premium rouge customers so that they can enjoy player, Air Canada rouge's next generation in-flight streaming entertainment system.
Cirque du Soleil onboard
Coming soon, Las Vegas-bound customers will be able to conveniently purchase Cirque du Soleil show tickets and tours with Gray Line Tours exclusively onboard Air Canada rouge flights through the Buy Onboard service.
Customers on the inaugural flight from Montreal to Las Vegas this morning were treated to two complimentary tickets each to Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino, valid for one year. Zarkana is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. Zarkana is written and directed by François Girard, one of Quebec's most highly regarded creators who has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image.
Note for photo editors: Photos of Zarkana artists greeting arriving customers in Las Vegas will be posted to the Media Centre at aircanada.com later this afternoon.
Vacation to Vegas
Experience Las Vegas like never before with Air Canada Vacations. When you book a trip to Vegas from Toronto or Montreal with Air Canada Vacations you get the service and reliability of flights on Air Canada rouge, free seat selection and the convenience of daily departures. You can connect to these cities from across Canada and earn thousands of Aeroplan® Miles. From a helicopter tour of the Vegas lights at night, to Wedding Packages, to show tickets, Air Canada Vacations has something for every Las Vegas customer. To fill the days and nights in Las Vegas, pick from a great selection of activities and excursions, including a special offer for Cirque du Soleil and a free tour to Laughlin.
A free transfer takes Air Canada Vacations customers to a choice of 28 hotels, right on the sparkling Strip. Participating hotels even offer two free tickets to the best shows in Vegas and free nights.
Book Air and Hotel to Las Vegas by March 31 and save $100 per couple, plus free seat selection and free transfers. Earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan® Miles per member when you book Air and Hotel to Las Vegas by March 31.
About Air Canada rouge
From the moment you book your ticket to the moment you're warmly welcomed onboard, you'll see that Air Canada rouge is a new way to vacation ahead. Enjoy the upbeat Air Canada rouge spirit, and our newly designed cabins. You've never flown leisure like this before.
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada's new leisure airline, part of the new Air Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively-priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
Air Canada rouge began operating July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of two Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The fleet grew to ten aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of six Airbus A319 aircraft and Air Canada rouge plans to add another five Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft by end of March 2014, for a total of 17 aircraft.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada's 75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations' 30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence. Learn more at www.aircanada.com/rouge or www.facebook.com/aircanadarouge
About Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian tour operator offering a wide assortment of leisure travel packages, cruises, and flights to destinations around the world. A repeat recipient of the Consumer's Choice Award for Best Travel Wholesaler, Air Canada Vacations services over 100 destinations in the Caribbean, Central & South America, Asia, Europe, and in the U.S. And now, Air Canada Vacations will feature Air Canada rouge on several of its top vacation routes. For more information, visit www.aircanadavacations.com.
About Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, "O" at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino. In Orlando, La Nouba is presented exclusively in Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort.
SOURCE: Air Canada rouge
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