Air Canada launches flights to Punta Cana

The departure today of Air Canada flight AC 1896 marks the launch of the only non-stop, scheduled flights from Alberta’s capital city to Punta Cana, one of the most popular leisure destinations in the Caribbean. This seasonal service will operate every Thursday until April 19, 2007.

“We are delighted to launch our non-stop flights from Edmonton to Punta Cana, our second sun holiday destination from Alberta’s capital city, following our launch yesterday of non-stop flights from Edmonton to Cancun,” said Daniel Shurz, Vice President Network Planning. “As Edmonton’s leading airline, Air Canada has now launched nine new routes during 2006, responding to strong business and leisure travel demand in Northern Alberta.”

Air Canada flight AC 1896 departs Edmonton at 08:00 arriving in Punta Cana at 17:40. Air Canada flight AC 1897 departs Punta Cana at 18:55, arriving back into Edmonton at 23:30. All flights are operated onboard the 207-seat Boeing 767, offering a choice of Executive Class or Economy service. Air Canada customers may purchase Air Canada Vacations’ all-inclusive holiday packages through travel agents in Canada.

From Edmonton, Air Canada and Jazz offer up to 51 daily flights to 18 destinations in North America, as well as the Caribbean and London Heathrow. During 2006, Air Canada and Jazz launched nine new non-stop routes from Edmonton to: Montreal, Los Angeles, Yellowknife, Victoria, Kelowna, Las Vegas, London Heathrow, Cancun, and Punta Cana, DR.