Most members already know this.. but here is the official release
"Air Canada Increases Non-stop Flights between Montreal and Europe by 50 per cent, Introduces Double Daily Service to Paris, London and Frankfurt this Summer
MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW
Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that in
response to peak summer travel demand, the carrier will launch double daily
non-stop flights from Montréal to both London and Frankfurt this year, and
re-introduce its popular twice daily non-stop flights to Paris. With the
introduction of these new double daily services, Air Canada will increase by
50 per cent the number of flights operating this summer between Montréal and
three of Europe's largest gateway cities. In addition, Air Canada will offer
non-stop flights from Montreal to Vienna and Munich this summer on a codeshare
basis with its Star Alliance partners.
Air Canada will introduce second daily non-stop flights to London on
June 1, 2004, to Paris on June 23 and to Frankfurt on July 1, in addition to
its year round daily non-stop services. The second daily flights will operate
during the peak summer period. All flights will be operated using Boeing 767
aircraft in a two cabin configuration. Air Canada offers a choice of
Hospitality and Executive First premium service on all three routes.
"This is great news for consumers seeking convenient, direct access via
Montréal to Europe from the many communities Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz
serve across Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the north eastern United States,"
said Bill Bredt, Vice President, Network and Revenue Management. "With more
then 50 non-stop flights per week from Montréal to five major European
gateways this summer, Air Canada offers unbeatable choice and value direct to
Europe and points beyond throughout the Star Alliance network."
Air Canada's codeshare flights from Montréal non-stop to Vienna will
begin March 31 operated by Austrian Airlines four times weekly, and its non-
stop flights to Munich will begin June 8 operated by Lufthansa six times
weekly. These codeshare flights offer Aeroplan members the usual Star Alliance
benefits including accumulation of Aeroplan Miles that count toward top tier
status. In total, Air Canada will offer customers up to 52 non-stop flights
per week this summer from Montréal to five European gateway cities."