Air Canada Announces Proposed Private Placement of US$400,000,000 Bond Financing

Air Canada announced today that it is proposing
to sell US$400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes
due 2011 on a private placement basis in the United States under Rule 144A
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and
on a private placement basis in Canada and Europe.

Air Canada will use the net proceeds from the offering to refinance
existing debt.

These notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not
be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from registration requirements.

Air Canada is Canada`s premier domestic and international full-service
airline and provides world wide passenger transportation. The Company`s Common
Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and its Class A Non-Voting
Common Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and quoted on the
Nasdaq National Market.


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