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Winter will be hot with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations

    MONTREAL, Dec. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Winter will be hot as Air Canada and Air
Canada Vacations inaugurate seven new non-stop services this week from
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver to popular holiday sun destinations in
the Caribbean and Mexico. These seasonal services will operate until early
spring, 2008. Air Canada customers may purchase Air Canada Vacations'
all-inclusive holiday packages directly through aircanadavacations.com or by
contacting travel agents in Canada.
    "With winter's definite arrival here in Canada, we are delighted to be
launching new non-stop services bringing the warmth of the Caribbean and
Mexican sun, beaches and ocean just a few hours closer to Canadians," said
Daniel Shurz, Air Canada's Vice President, Network Planning. "With the
flexibility created by our new North American fleet, Air Canada is growing our
service to leisure destinations to meet travel demand."
    "We are extremely pleased to offer the biggest selection of tropical
holiday destinations to Canadians this winter and to establish a presence in
new areas like Cayo Santa Maria. It's all about more choice, greater
flexibility coupled with the quality and reliability Air Canada Vacations is
known for," said Zeina Gedeon, President and CEO. "Our goal is to offer
packages everywhere Air Canada flies from more cities nationwide. These seven
launches are a significant step in that direction."

    Montreal-Turks & Caicos - Air Canada flights launched on December 20th,
and will depart every Thursday until March 27, 2008. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service.

    Toronto-Santa Clara, Cuba - Air Canada flights launched on December 20th,
and will depart every Thursday until April 3, 2008. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service.

    Vancouver-Ixtapa, Mexico - Air Canada flights launched on December 22nd,
and will depart every Saturday until April 5, 2008. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service.

    Ottawa-Cancun, Mexico - Air Canada flights launched on December 22nd, and
will depart every Saturday until April 5, 2008. All flights are operated
onboard 93-seat Embraer E190 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service, and featuring the carrier's personal entertainment system at
every seat.

    Ottawa-Montego Bay, Jamaica - Air Canada flights launched on
December 22nd, and will depart every Saturday until April 5, 2008. All flights
are operated onboard 93-seat Embraer E190 aircraft, offering a choice of
Executive Class or Economy service, and featuring the carrier's personal
entertainment system at every seat.

    Montreal-Santa Clara, Cuba - Air Canada flights launch on December 23rd,
and will depart every Sunday until April 6, 2008. All flights are operated
onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of Executive Class or
Economy service.

    Vancouver-Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Air Canada flights launch on
December 23rd, and will depart every Sunday until March 30, 2008. All flights
are operated onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, offering a choice of
Executive Class or Economy service.

    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 more than 32 million customers annually with a fleet
consisting of more than 340 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star
Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

    Air Canada Vacations is a leading holiday provider with over 25 years
experience delivering best-value leisure and cruise packages as well as
excursions and tours to more and more Canadians every year. Packages include a
combination of roundtrip airfare aboard Air Canada, quality hotel
accommodation, Aeroplan(R) Miles and more.

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