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Air Canada heads for Shanghai

Air Canada are introducing a non-stop service between Toronto and Shanghai that will kick off on June 16, 2006.Air Canada will operate three non-stop flights per week between Toronto and
China’s largest city, complementing its Toronto-Beijing non-stop service
launched in June 2005, and its daily non-stop flights to both Shanghai and
Beijing from Vancouver. Air Canada also operates twice daily flights to
Hong Kong including non-stop service from Toronto.
  “With the introduction of the only non-stop service to Shanghai,
Air Canada continues to expand its services to meet the needs of travellers
and freight forwarders in the fast growing China market,” said Ben Smith, Vice
President, Network Planning. “Together with our non-stop Toronto-Beijing
service and daily non-stop flights to China via Vancouver, Air Canada is
improving access to China for customers throughout North and South America via
our main Toronto hub.”
  Air Canada will be the only carrier offering non-stop service between the
largest commercial cities of Canada and China. With an elapsed time of
14 hours 45 minutes westbound and 13 hours 40 minutes eastbound, Air Canada’s
new Toronto-Shanghai service will save travellers more than 3 hours in each
direction compared to the Vancouver routing.