Air Canada announces new daily non-stop service between Gander and Halifax
MONTREAL, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it will launch the only daily non-stop service between Gander and Halifax, effective June 30, 2007. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using a combination of 50-seat Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft and 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft during the summer, becoming all CRJ service in winter. "We are delighted to offer the convenience of the only non-stop flights between Gander and Halifax," said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "The introduction of this year-round service will further enhance service in Newfoundland and Labrador allowing for better access to our expansive global network." "We are very pleased that Air Canada has shown such responsiveness to the demands of our market and is increasing its presence at Gander. We are looking forward to ensuring the success of this service," said Gary Vey, President and CEO Gander International Airport. "Air Canada has remained committed to Gander International Airport since its inception as Trans-Canada Air Lines over 70 years ago and we look forward to a productive, prosperous relationship." "Halifax's role as Atlantic Canada's air gateway is further strengthened by the addition of these flights," notes Eleanor Humphries, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. "We are very focused and committed to growing and expanding air service for all Atlantic Canadians. This new Gander service is further evidence of how airports working together can benefit their communities." A special introductory fare of $139 one-way is now available for purchase at aircanada.com for travel between June 30, 2007 and August 31, 2007. Tickets must be booked before May 7, 2007.Gander-Halifax Departs Arrives AC8903 06:00 07:00 AC8905 15:10 17:10 Halifax-Gander Departs Arrives AC8902 12:15 14:45 AC8904 22:55 00:45Both business and leisure travellers on these routes will enjoy more and better connections, Aeroplan rewards, and an opportunity to use our growing suite of flight passes for convenience and savings. This new service complements existing daily flights between Gander and St. John's. From Newfoundland and Labrador, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer more than 200 scheduled flights each week to 10 destinations across Canada. From Halifax, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer more than 415 scheduled flights each week to 14 destinations across Canada. Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 30 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.
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For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741; aircanada.com