SAN DIEGO, CA & PORTLAND, OR – Air Canada announced today the introduction of four new non-stop routes serving Calgary, Alberta. Starting May 15, 2009, Air Canada will offer the only daily non-stop service between San Diego, California and Calgary, Alberta. On June 1, daily non-stop flights to London, Ontario, and seasonal service to Whitehorse, Yukon will be launched, and on June 15, new non-stop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Calgary will begin.
“We are delighted to offer our US customers the convenience of the only daily non-stop services to Calgary from San Diego and Portland,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president, network planning. “We know our customers appreciate the choice and convenience of more non-stop flights, and with the introduction of these new routes, the airline continues to offer the most extensive route network from Calgary of any airline. With these new routes, Air Canada will now offer non-stop service from Calgary to 34 cities, including nine in the United States. Our focus remains on strategic growth that meets travelers’ needs by offering the best schedules, the most choice, and the lowest fares on an everyday basis.”
AC8307 departs Calgary at 12:55, arriving in San Diego at 15:00. AC8308 departs San Diego at 11:55, arriving back in Calgary at 16:05. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz onboard 75-seat CRJ-705 aircraft offering a choice of executive or economy-class service and are timed for convenient connections in Calgary to and from Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, and Toronto. The new San Diego-Calgary service complements Air Canada’s daily San Diego-Vancouver non-stop service.
AC8315 departs Calgary at 13:00, arriving in Portland at 13:37. AC 8316 departs Portland at 14:10, arriving back in Calgary at 16:45. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz onboard 50-seat CRJ jet aircraft and are timed for convenient connections in Calgary to and from Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The new Portland-Calgary service complements Air Canada’s Portland-Vancouver non-stop service.
AC1146 departs Calgary at 18:05, arriving in London at 23:45. AC1147 departs London at 07:30, arriving back in Calgary at 09:40. Flights will be operated onboard 93-seat Air Canada Embraer 190 aircraft offering a choice of executive or economy-class service and are timed to offer convenient connections in Calgary to and from key cities in Western Canada.
AC8231 departs Calgary at 11:15, arriving in Whitehorse at 13:00. AC8232 departs Whitehorse at 13:35, arriving back in Calgary at 17:15. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz onboard 75-seat CRJ-705 aircraft offering a choice of executive or economy-class service. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to and from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
The Embraer 190 and CRJ-705 aircraft feature free personal audio-video entertainment at every seat with a choice of 24 movies and 100 hours of TV programming.