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Air Canada Vacations brings more flights and holiday sun to Quebecers this winter

First-time flights from Quebec City - Increases non-stop flights by 50%

MONTREAL, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada Vacations is pleased to announce that in addition to previously announced service it will be adding two new non-stop routes out of Quebec this winter increasing the number of non-stop flights overall by 50% this winter. New flights on board Air Canada aircraft include a first-ever flight out from Quebec City to Cuba, for all those winter-weary Québécois looking for their day in the sun, as well as new non-stop service between Montreal and Antigua.

"We are extremely pleased to offer Quebecers the largest selection of tropical holiday destinations this winter with a 50% increase compared to last year. 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 Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada Vacations. "Our goal is to offer Canadians more packages, everywhere Air Canada flies from more cities nationwide."

In response to increased demand, Air Canada Vacations has added the following flights to the Quebec gateways:

    <<
    Quebec City-Varadero  December 19-April 10  Sunday     once weekly, new
                                                           route
    Montreal-Antigua      January 8-April 9     Saturday   once weekly, new
                                                           route
    Montreal-Santa Clara  December 24-April 8   Friday     3rd weekly
                                                           frequency
    Montreal-Varadero     December 19-April 10  Sunday     4th weekly
                                                           frequency
    >>

Air Canada Vacations has also added the following routes to their winter program:

    <<
    Montreal - Cozumel on Thursday   from December 23, 2010 to April 14, 2011
    Montreal - Liberia on Mondays    from December 20, 2010 to April 18, 2011
    >>

Air Canada Vacations has also added two additional flights to Punta Cana from Montreal on Mondays and Thursdays for a total of six flights a week as well as two additional flights to Cancun for a total of ten a week. These additional flights will offer passengers more flexibility than ever, with packages ranging anywhere from three to 28 nights. With all flights operated by Air Canada, our passengers will be sure to fly in comfort.

Air Canada Vacations offers non-stop flights aboard Air Canada from major Canadian cities, convenient connections from over 65 Canadian cities, on-demand seat-back entertainment from gate to gate on most flights, web or mobile check-in and Aeroplan® Miles. Visit aircanadavacations.com/agents for more information or to book.

ABOUT AIR CANADA VACATIONS

Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian tour operator offering a wide assortment of leisure travel packages including cruises and tours. All packages include accommodation, Aeroplan Miles and roundtrip airfare aboard Air Canada and its Star Alliance partners. Repeat recipient of the Consumer's Choice Award for Best Travel Wholesaler, Air Canada Vacations services over 100 destinations in the Caribbean, Central & South America, Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, and in the U.S. For more information, visit aircanadavacations.com.

ABOUT AIR CANADA

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 31 million customers annually. Air Canada was named Best Airline North America in a worldwide survey of more than 17 million air travelers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for their 2010 World Airline Awards.

ACV & Me, the only recognition program for travel professionals in Canada to offer Aeroplan Miles.


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