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Air Canada Welcomes Expanded Canada-Israel Air Services Agreement

New agreement opens door to increased service between Canada and Israel

MONTREAL, Jan. 25, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada and Government of Israel of an expanded air transport agreement between the two countries. With the revised agreement Air Canada will look to further expand its services between Canada and Israel.

"Air Canada welcomes the expansion of the Canada-Israel air transport agreement as it will allow us to enhance our network and further advance our successful international expansion strategy. We look forward to increasing our services to Tel Aviv, which currently comprise of daily non-stop service from Toronto and seasonal non-stop flights from Montreal. Air Canada is the only airline to offer fully-lie flat seats in International Business Class on flights between the two countries," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "We thank the Canadian government and congratulate it on its success negotiating this new agreement, which will enable us to offer more travel options to our customers."

Air Canada has operated flights between Canada and Israel since 1995. In addition to its non-stop Toronto-Tel Aviv year-round daily service, Air Canada launched seasonal, non-stop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv in June 2017 that resumes in May  and which it is planning to increase to three-times weekly this summer from twice weekly last year.

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Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served approximately 48 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

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For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com