Air Canada to launch direct Halifax-Orlando seasonal service

    MONTREAL, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that
beginning February 6, 2009, it will launch bi-weekly non-stop seasonal service
between Halifax and Orlando. This seasonal service will be offered until
May 10, 2009.
    "The introduction of this new non-stop seasonal service offers Atlantic
Canada the convenience of direct flights to one of the most popular
destinations in Florida and more service from Halifax to Florida than any
other airline," said Daniel Shurz, Air Canada's vice president responsible for
network planning at Air Canada and Jazz. "The new Halifax-Orlando service
reflects our ongoing commitment to pursue all viable market opportunities in
Atlantic Canada."
    Air Canada's Halifax-Orlando seasonal flights offer convenient departures
on Fridays and Sundays, with flight AC1218 departing Halifax at 15:00 and
arriving in Orlando at 18:00. Air Canada flight AC1219 will then depart
Orlando at 18:40 and arrive in Halifax at 23:00. Flights are operated using
120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on Friday and 93-seat Embraer E190 aircraft on
Sunday offering a choice of Executive Class and Economy service, free personal
audio-video entertainment at every seat and a choice of 24 movies and 200
hours of TV programming.
    Air Canada has proudly served Halifax longer than any other carrier and
has contributed over that period to the development of the greater Halifax
area. Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and Air Canada Vacations offer from Halifax
up to 387 scheduled flights a week to 26 destinations. In addition to new
seasonal service to Orlando, Air Canada's Halifax winter schedule includes
flights to Bermuda; Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico; Cayo Coco, Holguin and
Varadero, Cuba; Puerto Plata and Punta Canada, Dominican Republic; Montego
Bay, Jamaica.

    Montreal-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 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 34 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. 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. Air Canada aircraft offer customers
individualized seatback in-flight entertainment systems with hundreds of hours
of digital audio-visual entertainment. As well, customers can collect Aeroplan
miles for future awards through Canada's leading loyalty program.

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:

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