Air Canada expands service to Venezuela and Trinidad - New flights will provide non-stop service, better connections

    MONTREAL, Oct. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is expanding service to
Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago this spring with designated, non-stop
flights to each country that will provide greater convenience and better
connections for travellers.
    "Air Canada is meeting the growing demand for both business and leisure
travel between Toronto and Caracas, Venezuela, and Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Where previously we had a single flight serving both cities, this spring we
are enhancing our service by commencing separate, non-stop flights for each
destination. This will result in faster travel times, better connections and
overall increased ease of travel for our customers," said Daniel Shurz, Vice
President of Network Planning at Air Canada. "Customers travelling to and from
Venezuela and Trinidad will be able to take advantage of Air Canada's
extensive domestic, transborder and international network by connecting
through our Toronto hub."


    Beginning April 6, 2008, Air Canada will launch the only non-stop service
between Toronto and Caracas with flight AC075, which will depart Toronto each
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 5:35 p.m. and arrive in Caracas at
10:45 p.m. AC076 will depart Caracas at 11:45 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at
5:25 a.m.

    Port of Spain

    Starting April 8, 2008, Air Canada flight AC073 will depart Toronto each
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4:55 p.m. and arrive in Port of Spain at
10:25 p.m. Air Canada flight AC074 will depart Port of Spain at 11:25 p.m. and
arrive in Toronto at 5:25 a.m.
    Air Canada will operate both flights using a 120-seat, Airbus A319
aircraft. The aircraft offers Executive and Economy Class travel and all
customers will have access to digital-quality personal seatback entertainment
systems with over 200 hours of video and audio on demand, as well as standard
110 volt electrical outlets available to every seat. Travel will be eligible
for Aeroplan accumulation.

    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: