TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada rouge today begins year
round flying between Toronto and Orlando, Florida with 3 daily
departures and two more starting on December 14. By March 1, 2014 the
airline will fly 6 times daily to/from Orlando, more than any other
Canadian carrier. Customers on this route now have the option of
enhanced comfort with Premium rouge service in addition to rouge and
rouge Plus service on Air Canada rouge's A-319 aircraft. Premium rouge
service on the A-319 aircraft will also be introduced on several Air
Canada rouge destinations in the US, Caribbean and Mexico to be
launched in the coming months.
Air Canada rouge will also assume the Montreal-Orlando route on Feb. 15,
2014 and tickets are available now at www.aircanada.com and through travel agents.
"Orlando is an ideal destination for Air Canada rouge and
we're delighted to launch service to a part of Florida that is a huge
draw for Canadians, attracting families, couples, golfers and
conference participants to its vast entertainment, meeting and
accommodation options," said Michael Friisdahl, President & CEO, Air
Canada Leisure Group.
"We are thrilled to welcome Air Canada rouge's new service from Toronto
to Orlando," said George Aguel, president & CEO of Visit Orlando.
"Canada is the No. 1 international market for visitors to Orlando,
which is home to seven of the world's top 20 theme parks, an incredible
diversity of restaurants and shopping experiences that range from
luxury brands and high-end boutiques to one of the greatest collections
of outlet malls in the United States."
"Expanding business and leisure travel opportunities to Toronto is a key
benefit of new service from Air Canada rouge. Canada is one of our
largest international destinations and this further solidifies the ties
between Canada and Central Florida," said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman
of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Toronto-Orlando schedule: maximum choice and flexibility
Toronto departures to Orlando:
9:30 a.m. arrive Orlando 12:20 p.m.
5:10 p.m. arrive Orlando 8:00 p.m.
8:40 p.m. arrive Orlando 11:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. arrive Orlando 9:23 a.m. (Dec. 14- April 30/14)
11:10 a.m. arrive Orlando 14:03 p.m. (Dec. 14- April 30/14)
6:50 p.m. arrive Orlando 9:43 p.m. (March 1-28/14)
Orlando departures to Toronto:
7:15 a.m. arrive Toronto 10.04 a.m.
1:15 p.m. arrive Toronto 4:04 p.m.
8:55 p.m. arrive Toronto 11:44 p.m.
6:00 a.m. arrive Toronto 8:49 a.m. (March 1-28/14)
10:15 a.m. arrive Toronto 1:04 p.m. (Dec. 14- April 30/14)
2:55 p.m. arrive Toronto 5:44 p.m. (Dec. 14- April 30/14)
*actual flight times may vary slightly with seasonal changes. Full
schedule details are available at www.aircanada.com
Air Canada rouge introduces A-319 Premium rouge service
Air Canada rouge is operating newly retrofitted A-319 aircraft on select
routes featuring 136 seats, including the introduction of 12 Premium
rouge seats in the front 3 rows of the aircraft in a separate curtained
cabin. Premium rouge features a 35" pitch with a 5" recline, blocked
middle seats for more personal space, complimentary entertainment
including both free content and iPads and a premium meal and beverage
service. Premium rouge customers also enjoy complimentary Maple Leaf
Lounge access, priority check in, security and boarding. Premium
rouge service will be offered on the following routes:
Toronto-Orlando starting today, November 25
Toronto-Sarasota, Florida, launching November 30
Toronto-Kingston, Jamaica, launching Jan.6
Toronto-San Jose, Costa Rica, launching Jan. 6
Toronto-Cancun, Mexico, launching Jan. 6
Montreal-Las Vegas, USA, launching March 1
In addition to Premium rouge, the cabin also features 6 new slimline
rouge Plus seats in a 3+3 configuration directly behind the Premium
rouge cabin offering more legroom; and 118 new slimline rouge seats in
a 3+3 configuration. A tasty selection of meals, drinks and snacks, as
well as comfort items such as pillows, blankets and headphones are
available to rouge and rouge Plus customers onboard through Air Canada
rouge's Buy On Board service.
Air Canada rouge crew offer the airline's unique warm welcome onboard.
Trained in Orlando in Customer Service Excellence, they take every
measure to ensure flights that are relaxed, enjoyable and are a
memorable start and end to a Florida vacation. Air Canada rouge
aircraft are all equipped with player, a next generation in-flight entertainment system that streams
unlimited live entertainment -- including movies, TV shows, kids
programming, music and an About Us section -- to customers' personal
electronic devices. Air Canada rouge is one of the first airlines in
North America to offer streaming onboard content. player is offered at a nominal fee of $5 for rouge and rouge Plus customers for
unlimited movie and TV show access; music and destination content are
always complimentary. Customers are invited to bring their own
fully-charged laptop or iPad, iPod or iPhone, or they can rent an iPad
on board for $10.
Travel with Air Canada rouge brings a host of Air Canada benefits: a
global reputation for safety and reliability; an extensive connector
network; easy online booking through www.aircanada.com (or book through any travel agent); convenient check in options;
generous baggage allowances, and the opportunity to earn and redeem
Book a vacation package in Orlando with Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations customers can fly to Orlando with non-stop weekly
flights onboard Air Canada rouge or Air Canada with Air Canada
Vacations, from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax. Customers can
experience the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort, take a vacation out
the ordinary at Universal Orlando Resort, explore SeaWorld or shop the
more than 50 million square feet of retail space. From sports and
recreation to tee-off time at more than 150 area golf courses, Air
Canada Vacations' air and hotel packages are waiting to be discovered.
Over 50 hotels in Orlando offer savings such as up to 35% off a hotel
stay, free dining plans, and more. Plus, kids stay free in most hotels.
Travellers can enjoy Florida by car, with several rental options to
choose from, and discover tickets to fun activities such as Universal
Studios, water parks, zoos, adults-only shows and much more.
For a limited time, Air Canada Vacations is offering a special rate with
the Play, Stay and Dine promotion at a Walt Disney World Value Resort.
Disney offers flexible Magic Your Way vacation packages for a dream vacation on any budget and the magic of
Disney at sea with Disney Cruise Line. Visitors can choose from 16
unique resorts, select a dining plan and add Magic Your Way tickets. With several options for admission to theme parks, there is an
option to purchase ahead and save valuable time. Plus, enjoy
complimentary transportation between the Orlando International Airport,
the Disney Resort hotel and throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. As an added bonus, Aeroplan Miles can be redeemed towards Walt Disney
Visit aircanadavacations.com/usa for more information.
About Air Canada rouge
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada's new leisure airline, part of the new
Air Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Air Canada
rouge began operating July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of two Airbus
A-319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The fleet grows to
ten aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of six Airbus A-319
aircraft by December 2013 and an additional six Airbus A-319 aircraft
by April 2014, for a total of 16 aircraft by the end of the 2013-2014
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.
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
selection of vacation packages to destinations across Mexico & the
Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific,
Canada and the U.S.A. and is a repeat recipient of the Consumer's
Choice Award for favourite Travel Wholesaler. Air Canada Vacations
offers convenient connectors from 65 Canadian cities, Executive Class® service, on-demand entertainment from gate to gate on many flights,
mobile app, web and mobile check-in and Aeroplan® Miles. Visit aircanadavacations.com/agents for more information or to book.
SOURCE: Air Canada rouge
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