Air Canada Announces Completion of Senior Debenture Issue

Air Canada today announced that it has
completed its public offering of $250 million principal amount of 9 per cent
senior debentures due 2006.

The debentures were offered through a syndicate co-led by National Bank
Financial Inc. and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns
Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., CIBC World Markets
Inc., TD Securities Inc. and HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc.

Air Canada will use the net proceeds from the offering for debt
refinancing and for general corporate purposes.