15 DECEMBER 2014


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Article from BTNews 15 DECEMBER 2014

Air Canada long haul

Long haul is the latest target of the resurgent Air Canada.  The airline will introduce non-stop services from Toronto to Delhi and Dubai in November 2015.  The routes, the first to be dedicated to Air Canada's Boeing 787-9 series aircraft, will offer new opportunities for the airline.

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, summed up Delhi but clearly the same goes for Dubai also.  "Air Canada's strategy to grow its Toronto Pearson hub and international presence is taking a major step forward with the addition of Delhi to our extensive global network.  We will be offering the only non-stop flight from Canada to India using our newest Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are revolutionizing long haul air travel.  The operating economics of these new aircraft make this service feasible and it will be the first route dedicated to the larger, 787-9 version of this aircraft, which begin entering our fleet in 2015."

"This service will appeal both to customers visiting and doing business in Delhi, the capital region of India and the fourth most populous urban area in the world, and to those customers making onward connections within India and throughout Southeast Asia on our Star Alliance partner, Air India, or other interline partners," said Mr Rovinescu. www.aircanada.com

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