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Air Canada to re-introduce only direct weekly non-stop service between Montréal and Fort-de-France, Martinique

    MONTREAL, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the
re-introduction of the only non-stop scheduled service between Montréal and
Fort-de-France, Martinique. The weekly service will be initially offered on
Saturdays during the summer between July 4, 2009 and August 29, 2009, and will
recommence on a year-round service basis on December 5, 2009.
    "We look forward to re-introducing the only non-stop service between
Montréal and Martinique, the Caribbean island with French flair," said Daniel
Shurz, Air Canada's Vice President, Network Planning. "We expect this new
service to appeal to Quebecers seeking direct access to a slice of France set
down in the tropics and offering vacationers a wide range of cultural and
sporting activities as well as to residents of Martinique taking advantage of
Québec's cultural and educational features."
    "We are pleased that Air Canada is putting in place a direct link between
Martinique and Canada, which will benefit our populations by encouraging the
exploration of our similarities and the discovery of our differences," said
Madeleine Jouye de Grandmaison, President of the Comité Martiniquais de
Tourisme. "I wish Air Canada every success in its service between Montréal and
Fort-de-France."
    Air Canada's Montréal-Fort-de-France non-stop service will be operated on
Saturdays using 120-seat Airbus A319. The aircraft offers Executive and
Economy Class travel and free personal audio-video entertainment at every seat
with a choice of 24 movies and 100 hours of TV programming. Further details
and a virtual tour of Air Canada's new cabin amenities, including personal
seatback entertainment at every seat, are available at:
http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/onboard/cabincomfort.html .

    Montréal - Fort-de-France        Departs         Arrives
    AC952                            08:10           13:05

    Fort-de-France - Montréal        Departs         Arrives
    AC953                            14:05           19:55

    Flights are conveniently timed to offer travellers a wide range of
connecting flights to and from Montréal throughout the province of Quebec, as
well as to and from Ottawa and Atlantic Canada. This service complements Air
Canada's existing twice weekly flights between Montréal and Pointe-à-Pitre,
Guadeloupe.

    Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 34 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network for Canadian domestic,
transborder and international travel. Air Canada aircraft offer customers
individualized seatback in-flight entertainment systems with hundreds of hours
of digital audio-visual entertainment. As well, customers can collect Aeroplan
miles for future awards through Canada's leading loyalty program.


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