dforce1
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AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:04 am

Air Canada adds additional capacity to Atlantic Canada for summer 2006
OVERVIEW
- 9% increased capacity compared to summer 2005
- 107 additional flights a week compared to summer 2005
- More than 1300 weekly flights to and from Atlantic Canada
- 12 destinations served by Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz
- New direct daily service from St. John's-Fort McMurray

MONTREAL, March 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced wide ranging
improvements in scheduled services to many of its Atlantic Canada destinations
in time for planning vacations this coming summer. The additional flights,
operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz, will offer customers more choice
and convenience with over 1,300 weekly flights - 100 more per week than last
summer- serving Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia.
"With the arrival of new, modern and fuel-efficient aircraft in our North
American fleet, Air Canada is now able to implement significant network
improvements that will benefit consumers with more point-to-point, non-stop
flights and enhanced schedules," said Ben Smith, Vice President, Network
Planning.
With the addition of new state-of-the-art Embraer 73-seat E175, 93-seat
E190 and Bombardier 75-seat CRJ-705 jets to the Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz
fleet, customers traveling to and from Atlantic Canada will have the
opportunity to enjoy superior comfort, choice of two classes of service and a
new personal entertainment system featuring 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat
monitors with touch-screen controls offering audio and video on demand
programming at every seat.
Flights have been added to accommodate demand early in the day as well as
the opportunity for same-day return itineraries, and also convenient
connection to Air Canada's extensive domestic, North American and
International network.
The following are highlights of Air Canada services to Atlantic Canada
this summer:

Newfoundland and Labrador
-------------------------
St. John's:
- New direct daily service to Fort McMurray
- One additional non-stop flight to Montréal for a total of up to two per
day
- One additional non-stop flight to Toronto for a total of up to five per
day

Air Canada will introduce summer daily direct same plane E190 service to
Fort McMurray via its Toronto hub. Overall, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz
will offer customers an unprecedented choice of up to five daily non-stop
flights to/from Toronto, two non-stop daily E190 flights to Montréal, and four
to Halifax.

Deer Lake:
- Increased capacity and introduction of Executive Class service to
Montréal
- Increased capacity to Halifax for a total of up to three per day

Air Canada Jazz will operate its daily non-stop flight to Montréal with
Bombardier's brand new state-of-the-art CRJ-705 aircraft configured in two
classes of service with 10 seats in Executive Class. Capacity to Halifax is
increasing as this year one of the three daily non-stop flights this year will
be operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft. The other two will
continue to be operated using 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft.

Goose Bay:
- Increased capacity to Halifax with the introduction of new 50-seat
Canadair Regional Jet non-stop service

Prince Edward Island
--------------------
Charlottetown:
- One additional daily non-stop flight to Halifax for a total of up to
three per day
- Return of seasonal non-stop service to Toronto with two flights per day

Air Canada Jazz will increase its service to/from Halifax from two to
three daily non-stop flights operated using 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft. It
will resume its seasonal non-stop service to/from Toronto with two daily 50-
seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft. Montréal bound customers will have the
choice of a combination of 50-seat Dash 8-300 and 50-seat Canadair Regional
Jet aircraft.

New Brunswick
-------------
Moncton:
- Two additional daily non-stop flights to/from Toronto for a total of up
to six per day

Air Canada Jazz will increase its service to/from Toronto from four to
six daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet
aircraft. It will continue to operate four daily flights non-stop to/from
Montréal using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft as well as two daily 18-
seat Beech 1900 aircraft to Halifax.

Fredericton:
- One additional daily non-stop flight to/from Toronto for a total of up
to four per day

Air Canada Jazz will increase its service to/from Toronto from three to
four daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet
aircraft. It will continue to operate three daily flights non-stop to/from
Montréal using 50-seat Dash 8-300 aircraft as well as three daily 18-seat
Beech 1900 aircraft to Halifax.

Saint John:
- One additional daily non-stop flight to/from Toronto for a total of up
to four a day

Air Canada Jazz will increase its service to/from Toronto from three to
four daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet
aircraft. It will continue to operate three daily flights non-stop to/from
Montréal using 37- and 50-seat Dash 8-100/300 aircrafts as well as four daily
18-seat Beech 1900 aircraft to Halifax.

Bathurst: Air Canada Jazz offers one daily non-stop flight to/from
Montréal using 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft.

Nova Scotia
-----------
Halifax:
- One additional daily non-stop flight to/from Toronto for a total of up
to 11 per day
- One additional daily non-stop flight to Sydney for a total of up to
seven per day
- Return of seasonal daily non-stop service to Calgary

Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz will offer customers an unprecedented
choice of flights to/from Toronto with up to eleven daily non-stop daily
flights, Montréal with up to six non-stop daily flights, Ottawa with up to
five non-stop daily flights and Boston with up to three non-stop daily
flights.

Sydney:
- One additional daily non-stop flight to Halifax for a total of up to
seven per day
- One additional daily non-stop flight to Montréal for a total of up to
two per day

Air Canada Jazz will double its service to/from Montréal with the return
of seasonal daily service as well as an additional non-stop daily flight
operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft, and add one daily non-
stop 18-seat Beech 1900 aircraft to Halifax bringing the total amount of
flights between the two cities to seven flights a day.
 
dforce1
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:11 am

In other news, Sunwing has announced numerous new flights including:

London, ON to Halifax
London, ON to Vancouver

From YYZ to...
St. John's
Gander
Stephenville
Charlottetown

http://www.sunwing.ca/press.asp

Won't there be overcapacity on the YYZ to Charlottetown with now AC, WJ and SunWing?
 
Humberside
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:48 am

Are these new sunwing flights scheduled services or charters?
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9252fly
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:03 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
Are these new sunwing flights scheduled services or charters?

I suspect they will be charters for the peak summer domestic market. Don't be surprised if that is the case and the aircraft are deployed to southern sun destinations during the Canadian winter.
 
lymanm
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:02 am

Any demand for YSJ transborders? (BOS most likely)
buhh bye
 
dforce1
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:11 pm

Quoting Lymanm (Reply 4):
YSJ

What is YSJ?
 
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 5):
What is YSJ?

Saint John, New Brunswick.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
dforce1
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 1):
Won't there be overcapacity on the YYZ to Charlottetown with now AC, WJ and SunWing?

I'm still waiting for someone to comment on this.....I simply cannot see how all will survive. What is equipment is WJ using on the Charlottetown run these days? 737-???
 
AussieItaliano
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RE: AC Adds Additional Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 1):
Won't there be overcapacity on the YYZ to Charlottetown with now AC, WJ and SunWing?

Well, maybe not in the summer. As a native Islander, I can say that demand to PEI in the summer is very high, and while it will be unprecedented to have so many flights from YYG straight through to YYZ, I am cautiously optimistic about it.
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