Air Canada adds non-stop flights to Grand Rapids and Dayton

    MONTREAL, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced two new U.S.
transborder routes with non-stop service to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and
Dayton, Ohio. Effective July 14, 2008, Air Canada will offer three non-stop
flights daily to Grand Rapids, and twice daily non-stop flights to Dayton.
Flights are timed to offer convenient connections at Air Canada's main Toronto
hub to and from numerous cities the carrier serves across Canada as well as
its direct international services to major gateways in Europe and Asia.
Flights will be operated on behalf of Air Canada by Air Georgian using 18-seat
Beechcraft aircraft.
    "With the introduction of new non-stop service to Dayton and Grand
Rapids, Air Canada is further extending its network, offering the most
non-stop flights to the most U.S. cities of any carrier between Canada and the
U.S., to directly serve these business communities," said Daniel Shurz, Vice
President, Network Planning. "Both new non-stop services offer seamless
connections via our main Toronto hub, with not just our extensive cross Canada
network, but also with our direct flights to major cities in Europe and Asia
using convenient new connection facilities."
    Flights depart Toronto for Grand Rapids at 08:00, 16:25 and 20:15; and
depart Grand Rapids for Toronto at 06:05, 10:20 and 18:20. New Grand Rapids
service offers convenient connections with Air Canada to points across Canada
and: London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and
    Flights depart Toronto for Dayton at 14:30 and 18:55; and depart Dayton
for Toronto at 09:00 and 16:40. New Dayton service offers convenient
connections with Air Canada to points across Canada and: London Heathrow,
Frankfurt, Madrid, Dublin, Rome, Tokyo and Sydney via Vancouver.
    Air Canada flights between the Toronto and the United States have been
consolidated under one roof at Pearson International Airport's expanded
Terminal One since January 2007, providing more convenient connections between
the carrier's domestic Canada, U.S. transborder and international flights. The
brand new facilities provide streamlined connection processes that move
passengers smoothly between Canada and U.S. Customs and Immigration. In
addition, Air Canada has opened two new Maple Leaf Lounges for eligible
customers traveling to the United States and overseas destinations. The two
new lounges feature bars and bistros, business and entertainment centres,
showers, quiet spaces for relaxation and striking contemporary design

    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 more than 33 million customers annually with a fleet
consisting of more than 340 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;
Peter Fitzpatrick, (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah, (Vancouver), (604)