Air Canada Extends Its Network To Austria

Air Canada announced today that it will offer
its customers five times weekly codeshare service on Star Alliance partner
Austrian Airlines` new non-stop service between Toronto and Vienna starting
April 28, 2001.

“We are very pleased to offer our international customers access to our
Star Alliance partner`s new non-stop service to Austria`s capital,” said
Danielle Poudrette, Vice President, Marketing. “With this first codeshare
agreement with Austrian Airlines, we are further expanding our European
network to provide our customers with improved access to many key

“We are delighted to provide our Canadian guests with a non-stop service
not only landing into the heart of Europe, but also offering connecting
flights to as many as 33 cities in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Republics, not to mention many more destinations in the Middle East,” declared
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Executive Vice President, Network, Austrian Airlines.
Flights on the new route will be operated with Airbus A330 aircraft
featuring Austrian Airlines` Grand Class and Economy Class service. Austrian
Airlines flight OS528 (AC9970) will leave Toronto at 6:40 p.m. and will arrive
in Vienna at 9:15 a.m. From Vienna, flight OS527 (AC9971) will depart at 11:20
a.m. and will arrive in Toronto at 2:55 p.m.

The codeshare flights will allow for the best possible connections in
Toronto to and from Air Canada`s domestic and transborder destinations.
Customers travelling to Vienna will also enjoy convenient connections provided
by the Austrian Airlines Group to and from other key destinations such as
Salzburg, Prague and Budapest.

Customers will enjoy the usual Star Alliance benefits, including through
check-in, lounge access as well as qualifying bonus mileage accumulation and


The Austrian Airlines Group comprising Austrian Airlines, Lauda Air and
Tyrolean Airways serve more than 120 destinations in 68 countries with a
combined fleet of some 90 aircraft. More than eight million passengers used
the Group`s services in 2000, travelling to and from Vienna, Innsbruck and
Salzburg on 410 flights per day.