TORONTO, Ontario, Feb 24, 2003 (CNW Telbec via COMTEX) --
Air Canada today announced that it will begin daily non-stop service to Copenhagen in time to meet peak summer travel demand. Air Canada will offer seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and the Danish capital beginning May 27, 2003 until October 24, 2003. To promote the new non-stop service, Air Canada is offering a special introductory fare until March 7 starting as low as $598.
"Air Canada's seasonal non-stop service to Copenhagen features excellent connections to points throughout Scandinavia, and complements our year-round service via London and Frankfurt offered on a codeshare basis with our Star Alliance partners," said Ross MacCormack, Senior Vice President, International and Alliances. "The re-introduction of this convenient service further strengthens Air Canada's presence in the European market during the high demand summer travel season, June through October, and is consistent with our strategy to profitably redeploy aircraft while capitalizing on market opportunities."
Air Canada's non-stop flights to Copenhagen complement the carrier's year- round service to Scandinavia via London Heathrow offered in cooperation with its Star Alliance partners, SAS and bmi british midland, and via Frankfurt in cooperation with Lufthansa. Non-stop flights to Copenhagen have been timed to offer customers convenient connections to and from cities throughout Scandinavia such as Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Gothenburg.
Air Canada will operate its non-stop service using 212-seat Boeing 767- 300 aircraft featuring a choice of Air Canada's award-winning Hospitality and completely re-designed Executive First classes of service. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.aircanada.ca, through travel agents and by calling Air Canada Reservations.