Air Canada Jazz inaugurates only daily year-round non-stop service between Toronto - Richmond, Virginia, and Toronto - Austin, Texas

    MONTREAL, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada Jazz today inaugurated two new
U. S. transborder services from Toronto: the only twice daily new year-round
non-stop service between Toronto and Richmond, Virginia, and the only daily,
non-stop Toronto-Austin, Texas.
    "With the introduction of these two new non-stop routes serving the
United States, Air Canada continues to expand the most extensive transborder
route network of any airline," said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network
Planning. "These new services to and from our main Toronto hub offer
convenient access, not just to flights across Canada, but also to and from
Europe using brand new connection facilities, all under one roof."

    Toronto - Richmond, Virginia

    Flights will depart Toronto at 8:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m.; and depart
Richmond at 11:10 a.m. and 7:25 p.m. All flights are operated using 37-seat,
Jazz Dash 8 aircraft. Flights are timed to provide convenient connections in
Toronto to and from cities across Canada, as well as London Heathrow,
Frankfurt and Zurich.

    Toronto - Austin, Texas

    Air Canada flight AC8115 will depart Toronto at 1:20 p.m. and arriving in
Austin at 3:40 p.m.; with the return flight AC8114 leaving Austin at 4:15 p.m.
and arriving in Toronto at 8:25 p.m. All flights are operated using 75-seat,
Bombardier CRJ-705 Jazz regional jet aircraft, featuring both Executive and
Economy class and personal audio-video entertainment at every seat. Flights
are timed to provide convenient connections in Toronto to and from Ottawa and
Montreal, as well as London Heathrow.

    Since January 2007, Air Canada flights between the United States and
Toronto have been consolidated under one roof at Pearson International
Airport's expanded Terminal One, 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)