Air Canada and British Midland have announced the introduction of codeshare service between Canada and Amsterdam via London effective May 24, 1999. Seats are available for sale beginning today.
“We are delighted to add Amsterdam to Air Canada`s international network,” said Rupert Duchesne, Vice President, Marketing. “This service builds upon our relationship with British Midland and ensures the best possible choice of flights when connecting to and from our Canada-London service.”
“British Midland has a strategy of developing codeshare arrangements with international carriers and we are pleased to announce this enhancement to our existing codeshare relationship with Air Canada,” said Austin Reid, Group Managing Director, British Midland. “Passengers travelling between Canada and the Netherlands will now have a greater level of choice regarding their travel options.”
Air Canada flights between London and Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver will provide convenient connections for customers on the new London-Amsterdam codeshare service. The codeshare service, operated by British Midland with B737 aircraft, offers passengers five flights a day. The service also offers customers a wide range of advantages including: accumulation and redemption of Aeroplan frequent flyer points, advance seat selection and the option of business class seating.
Air Canada`s service has recently garnered a number of international awards including `Best Airline for Travel to Canada` voted by readers of Business Traveler International magazine. In addition, Air Canada was voted best Passenger Service airline in the world by Air Transport World magazine and was also honoured with four distinctions at the 1999 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including Best North American Domestic Airline.