All systems go for Air Canada rouge start up July 1
TORONTO (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — – Air Operating Certificate granted by Transport Canada — First rouge crew class graduates; pilots’ transitional training wraps up — Launch fleet conversion complete; streaming wireless entertainment onboard — Vacation ahead: brand development complete With five days to go until its historic inaugural flight on Canada Day, July 01, Air Canada rouge, Canada’s new leisure carrier, is ready to start flying vacation travelers with comfort, affordability, friendly service and a full suite of Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations benefits and advantages. With a start-up fleet of four aircraft — two Boeing 767-300ERs and two Airbus A319s — Air Canada rouge’s launch network includes Athens service from Toronto and Montreal and from its Toronto hub, service to: — Edinburgh and Venice — Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samana in the Dominican Republic — Varadero, Cayo Coco, Santa Clara and Holguin in Cuba — San Jose and Liberia in Costa Rica — Kingston, Jamaica Air Canada also announced today a major expansion to Air Canada rouge’s route network with new holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida and Las Vegas for its 2013-2014 winter season for a total of 23 Sun market destinations. All routes are converted from Air Canada and all flights will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft, with the exception of Toronto-Las Vegas and Toronto-Montego Bay flights that will be operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, for more information visit aircanada.mediaroom.com/.
“With our first flights just days away, we’re ready to launch a new kind of leisure travel with Air Canada rouge,” said Michael Friisdahl, Chief Executive Officer and President of the airline and the Air Canada Leisure Group. “Every decision in the past several months has been taken with the goal of ensuring a leading vacation travel experience.
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