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Air Canada Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the appointment of Michael M. Wilson to the Board of Directors of Air Canada.

Mr. Wilson retired from Agrium Inc. in December 2013 after 13 years, including 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Agrium, Mr. Wilson was a senior executive at Methanex Corporation, a leading global producer of methanol headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. where he was Executive Vice President, and President, Methanol. In addition, he held various senior positions in North America and Asia during his 18 years with Dow Chemical. Mr. Wilson brings over 30 years of international and executive management experience in the chemical industry. Mr. Wilson currently serves as a director of Celestica Inc., Finning International Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc., and is Chair of the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre.

Mr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Ontario where he earned his degree in Chemical Engineering.

The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of Board members to ten.

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,316 airports in 192 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 that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.


SOURCE Air Canada - Corporate - Finance

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