Air Canada announced today seasonal non- stop service between St. John’s, NL and London, U.K. beginning April 6, 2007. Air Canada’s service to London will operate three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in April 2007, increasing to five times a week in May 2007, and to daily service from mid-June to September 2007.
Air Canada flight AC830 will leave St. John’s at 12:55, arriving in London at 21:25, and flight AC831 will leave London at 22:40 arriving in St. John’s at 00:40.
“The people of Newfoundland and Labrador have told us loudly and clearly that they value a non-stop link to the U.K. and we believe we have found a creative solution that meets demand,” said Ben Smith, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada. “With this service we will be able to offer the convenience of daily non-stop service to London for summer peak travel.”
The carrier will operate the route using newly refurbished 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration offering a choice of Executive Class and Economy service. The A319 jets to be deployed on this route feature Air Canada’s new personal entertainment system currently being introduced fleet-wide with 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat monitors and touch- screen controls offering audio and video on demand programming at every seat. Other features include Air Canada’s new seating and cabin design with in-seat power within reach of every customer.
From Newfoundland and Labrador, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer more than 159 scheduled flights each week to 9 destinations across Canada, more than any other carrier.
Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 30 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.