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News Release -
Air Canada Jazz launches daily year-round service between Edmonton and Los Angeles
Attention Business/Financial Editors:
EDMONTON, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The departure today of flight AC8529 marks
the return of non-stop, year-round service from Edmonton to the City of
Angels. Air Canada Jazz operates the only daily, non-stop Los Angeles flights
with next-generation, made-in-Canada Bombardier CRJ-705 jet aircraft,
featuring 10 Executive Class and 65 Hospitality seats.
"We are delighted to offer Edmonton-area residents the convenience of
more non-stop flights. The Los Angeles flights link the vibrant economy of
Northern Alberta to one of the most popular destinations in the United States
for both leisure and business," said Ben Smith, Air Canada's vice president
responsible for network planning at Air Canada and Jazz. "Northern Albertans
wishing to travel to Los Angeles using Air Canada's innovative, flexible and
unique multi-trip passes are able to do so via the Oil Express, Western, and
North America Passes."
AC8529 departs Edmonton at 16:15, arriving in Los Angeles at 18:45.
AC8528 departs Los Angeles at 11:25, arriving back in Edmonton at 15:45.
Flights are timed to offer convenient, same-day connections for travellers to
and from Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray.
"Air Canada's new daily non-stop service gives our Edmonton and
connecting northern customers another major U.S. hub city that is convenient
and has excellent connections to the South-Pacifc region as well as South
America," says Reg Milley, Edmonton Airports President and CEO. "It's a key
service for business and tourism, with California being a large inbound
tourism market for this region."
The CRJ-705 aircraft features all-leather seating and is configured in
two classes of service with 10 window or aisle seats in Executive Class
offering 37 inches of legroom, and 65 window or aisle seats in Hospitality
Class offering an industry leading 34 inches of legroom. All seats will be
equipped with Air Canada's new in-seat personal entertainment system. The
Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft has a cruising speed of 860 km/h and a range of
more than 3,200 km with a total payload of 7,800 kg including a maximum cargo
capacity of 2130 kg. Air Canada Jazz operates a fleet of 15 CRJ-705s.
From Edmonton, Air Canada offers 110 daily scheduled, non-stop flights to
and from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Fort
McMurray, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Vancouver, with daily scheduled,
non-stop flights to and from Yellowknife, Victoria and Kelowna beginning this
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 7