Air Canada expands China offering

Air Canada is to double its daily Vancouver- Beijing service and increase the frequencies of its Toronto-Shanghai non- stop flights.The added Vancouver-Beijing daily flight will operate between July 1 and September 30, using a 211-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The Toronto-Shanghai service will begin April 6 with service three days a week. Effective June 30, it will increase to daily service starting for the summer peak and continue as a three-day-a-week service for the 2007-2008 winter schedule.

In total, Air Canada will operate five daily non-stops between Canada and China this summer. Customers will have the opportunity to enjoy Air Canada’s premium Executive First Service, including lie-flat seats on new Boeing 777 aircraft on select flights (between Toronto and Beijing), take advantage of Aeroplan membership, and benefit from convenient connections made possible by Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network.

Montreal-based Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance.