Air Canada offers exceptional savings with U.S. Sample Passes
    MONTREAL, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today launched a special
Flight Pass promotion offering exceptional savings to most points across its
extensive U.S. network. On sale today until March 31, 2007 for travel until
May 15, 2007, Air Canada's U.S. Sample Flight Passes are valid for four one
way trips to/from the U.S. for a total of $636 plus GST, or only $159 per trip
including all applicable airport fees and charges. The pass provides access to
book flights up to one hour before departure, for travel exclusively on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Air Canada's U.S. Sample Flight
Passes are available in two versions: 'North America East' (Atlantic Canada,
Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba) for travel to the Eastern United States (East
Coast and Midwest, excluding Florida and Texas), and 'North America West'
(B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan) for travel to the Western United States
(California, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle and Portland).
    "Our U.S. Sample Flight Pass promotion is an excellent opportunity to try
out our Flight Passes for great value and convenience when traveling to the
United States this winter and spring," said Guylaine Lavoie, Director,
Marketing Innovations. "Since we first launched multi-trip Flight Passes
almost three years ago, they've been hugely popular. In fact, in 2006 we saw
pass sales more than double, and triple the number of first time users. With
this special offer, we want to encourage even more customers to try out and
experience for themselves the freedom of travel and flexibility offered by our
Flight Passes."
    Air Canada's multi-trip Flight Passes are available at
or for travel agents at Customers can learn more
about how to select and use Flight Passes by taking a Virtual Flight Pass Tour
    Air Canada is the only airline that offers its customers multi-trip
Flight Passes which provide the convenience to self-manage travel online,
either in the form of pre-purchased banks of flight credits or fixed monthly
subscription rates that provide for unlimited flights. Air Canada offers a
wide range of Flight Passes including the 'North America Pass' with a choice
of eight travel zones in Canada and between Canada and the US, the 'London
Pass', the carrier's first pass for international travel, and the 'Oil Express
Pass' designed specifically for oil patch workers in Northern Alberta
travelling for work and leisure. Other Flight Passes offered for frequent
travellers include the popular 'Rapidair Pass,' valid on the carrier's
frequent shuttle services between Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Ottawa, the
'Western Commuter' pass for travel between key B.C. and Alberta cities, and
its multi-user 'Small Business Pass' designed for up to eight employees of the
same company. The airline also offers leisure passes for sun seekers,
including 'Sun Pass East', 'Sun Pass West', and 'Hawaii Pass'.

    Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz operate more non-stop flights within
Canada and to the United States than any other airline. Within Canada, the
carriers operate around 960 non-stop flights per day on 131 routes to and from
67 airports. Between Canada and the United States, the carriers operate more
than 390 non-stop flights per day on 89 routes to and from 51 U.S. and seven
Canadian destinations.

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