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News Release -
Air Canada launches new routes from Calgary, inaugurates non-stop services to Orlando and Abbotsford
CALGARY, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today launched two new routes
serving Calgary with the inaugural of non-stop services to Orlando and
"The introduction of these new non-stop services is great news for
Calgarians who will now enjoy the convenience of direct flights linking
Calgary with Orlando, one of the most popular destinations in Florida, and
daily non-stop flights to Abbotsford, the fastest growing area in British
Columbia," said Ben Smith, Air Canada's vice president responsible for network
planning at Air Canada and Jazz. "The addition of new jet aircraft to the
Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz fleet allows us to pursue these new market
opportunities and deploy aircraft to meet travel demand with the best
schedules and offer the lowest fares on an everyday basis."
Air Canada's Calgary-Orlando seasonal flights offer convenient weekend
departures on Saturdays and Sundays, departing Calgary at 08:30, arriving in
Orlando at 15:15. Flights are operated using 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft
offering a choice of Executive Class and Hospitality service.
Air Canada Jazz now operates three daily non-stop flights between Calgary
and Abbotsford with made-in-Canada Bombardier jet aircraft.
From Calgary, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer 677 scheduled non-stop
flights weekly to 34 destinations across Canada, US, Europe, Mexico and the
Caribbean, more than any other carrier. Daily non-stop flights to Las Vegas
were launched in October, and the first Bombardier CRJ-705 in commercial
service was inaugurated in June from Calgary to Houston. In 2005, an
independent survey of more than 12 million international air travellers ranked
Air Canada as the Best Airline in North America.