TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - Air Canada today inaugurates non-stop service
from Toronto to Dublin, with direct onward service to Shannon, when flight
AC894 leaves Lester B. Pearson International Airport at 2220 en route to the
Irish capital. Air Canada also re-introduces today non-stop summer service
between Toronto and Amsterdam with the departure of flight AC892 at 2035. To
promote the routes, Air Canada is offering double Aeroplan miles for members
travelling until July 31, 2002.
“Today marks the inaugural of the only daily non-stop service from Canada
to Ireland as well as the re-introduction of our non-stop summer service to
Amsterdam, both featuring excellent connections to and from cities across
Canada and the United States,” said Marc Rosenberg, Vice President, Sales and
Product Distribution. “The introduction of service to Dublin and Amsterdam
further strengthens Air Canada`s presence in the European market during the
high demand summer travel season, June through October, and is consistent with
our strategy to profitably redeploy aircraft while capitalizing on new market
Air Canada`s direct flights to Amsterdam and Dublin, scheduled to operate
until October 24, and October 26, 2002, respectively, complement the carrier`s
year-round services to Ireland and The Netherlands via London Heathrow offered
in cooperation with its Star Alliance partner, bmi british midland.
Flights on the new Dublin route are operated with 198-seat Boeing 767-200
aircraft offering a choice of Hospitality and Supercomfort classes of service.
Air Canada`s Supercomfort class, available on flights to Dublin, Glasgow and
Manchester, features a spacious 2-2-2 seating configuration and ample 40-inch
pitch legroom in a quiet environment at premium economy class fares. Flights
on the Amsterdam route will be operated primarily with 212-seat Boeing 767-300
aircraft offering a choice of Hospitality and Executive First service.