"Here comes the sun" on Air Canada with expansion of flight passes to U.S., Caribbean and Mexico sun destinations for Canadians coast to coast



    MONTREAL, Aug. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has expanded its popular Sun
Passes to include more than 40 of the sun destinations it flies to in the
United States, Caribbean and Mexico, from all 63 airports it serves together
with Jazz across Canada. Sun Pass holders enjoy the benefits of price
predictability and savings of up to 15 per cent off corresponding Tango Plus
fares, with one-way trips starting as low as $279 plus GST, including airport
fees and surcharges.
    Two versions of Sun Passes are available including 'Sun Pass - Plus'
which offers the widest range of destinations. Customers then choose from
among three user options including two new multi-user options valid for
companion or family travel: single passengers (six one-way trips starting at
$1,794), companion passes for two passengers (eight one-way trips starting at
$2,392) and family passes for up to five passengers (20 one-way trips starting
at $5,980 payable in two equal installments or a single payment eligible for a
five per cent discount).
    "Our expanded range of Sun Flight Passes is great news for Canadians
coast to coast seeking exceptional value and convenience for their trips to
the sun on Air Canada's extensive network in the Caribbean, Mexico, southern
U.S. and Hawaii," said Charles McKee, Vice President Marketing. "Since we
introduced the first Sun Pass almost three years ago from Toronto and Montreal
to a selection of U.S. sun destinations, their growing popularity has led us
to gradually expand from Western Canada and continue to add destinations our
customers want such as Hawaii. Now with total accessibility across Canada to
our Sun network, there's never been a better time to experience the freedom
and price predictability that Air Canada's Sun Passes provide."
    This winter, Air Canada will operate over 640 flights per week from
Canada to 50 sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Florida,
California, Arizona and Nevada - more than any other carrier. For winter
2007/2008, Air Canada will introduce the following new non-stop flights,
including new service to Santa Clara, Cuba: Ottawa to Las Vegas, Cancun and
Montego Bay; Montreal to Turks & Caicos and Santa Clara; Vancouver to Ixtapa,
Los Cabos and Santa Clara.
    Customers can learn more about how to select and use Flight Passes by
taking the interactive virtual tour "What's a Flight Pass?" at aircanada.com:
    http://www.aircanada.com/demos/flightpass/consumer/onlinetour_en.htm

    A Choice of Sun Destinations From Four Geographic Zones
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    Air Canada's new Sun Passes are now valid for travel to as many as 43 Sun
destinations from a choice of four geographic zones that cover all 63
destinations in Canada served by Air Canada and Jazz: Atlantic Canada (New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador);
Ontario / Quebec; Manitoba / Saskatchewan, and British Columbia / Alberta /
NWT / Yukon.

    Online Convenience
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    Convenient online access through the customer's personalized Flight Pass
at aircanada.com provides an easy and quick way to book travel up to one hour
before departure, make changes and access account information on remaining
travel credits. To purchase Air Canada's 'Sun Passes,' customers or their
travel agent simply visit the aircanada.com, click on 'Discover our Flight
Passes' on the home page, and enter their Aeroplan membership number and
personal identification number.

    Frequent Flyer Rewards
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    Air Canada's 'Sun Pass' provides customers 100% Aeroplan Status Mile
accumulation for every mile flown. As Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance,
Aeroplan Miles are redeemable on all Star Alliance partner carriers.

    About Air Canada
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    Air Canada was recognized in 2007 by the editors of Air Transport World
as the airline industry leader in market innovation, specifically Air Canada's
success in implementing an innovative and transparent pricing structure, its
effectiveness in using online technology to meet consumers' needs and its
fleet-wide renewal with a consistent, market-leading onboard product among
North American airlines. In 2007, Air Canada was also ranked "Best Airline in
North America" for the second time in three years in a independent passenger
survey of 14 million air travellers conducted by Skytrax. In addition, Air
Canada was named favourite carrier by Canadian travel agents in a survey of
travel agents conducted by Baxter Travel Media.
    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 32 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 further information:

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788;
Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416)
263-5576; Internet: aircanada.com


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