Air Canada rouge to Touch Down in Halifax This Summer

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 13:15

New Non-Stop Service to Calgary

Halifax, N.S. – Halifax Stanfield will soon have another connection to Western Canada. Air Canada announced today that its leisure airline rouge will begin new non-stop service to Calgary on May 1, 2015. The service will run six times weekly for the summer season and increase up to ten flights weekly during peak summer periods.

“We are very pleased to welcome Air Canada rouge to Halifax,” says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “This non-stop service to Calgary is great news for business and leisure travellers who now have more options and more choice when flying to Western Canada and beyond.”

The new route will be operated using a 136 seat Airbus A319, offering both premium and economy service.

“Travel demand between Atlantic Canada and Western Canada remains strong and we are delighted to launch new seasonal Halifax-Calgary service operated by Air Canada rouge,” says Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, Air Canada.  “The expansion of Air Canada rouge on key domestic markets is an important element of our strategy for sustainable growth and we look forward to welcoming customers travelling between these regions.”

Tickets are now available for purchase at www.aircanada.com

About Halifax Stanfield

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean Basin and Europe. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $1.29 billion to the provincial economy, welcomes 3.6 million passengers annually; gives back through its Community Outreach Program and its Signature Partnership with Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank; and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service as one of only 18 airports worldwide certified as Airport Service Quality Assured – an industry benchmark of service excellence.

About Air Canada rouge

Air Canada rouge is Air Canada’s new leisure airline, part of the new Air Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

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