Air Canada rouge announces Manchester-Toronto service for Summer 2014

10 October 2013

Air Canada rouge, Air Canada’s leisure carrier subsidiary, will introduce a non-stop service from Manchester Airport to its Toronto hub, Toronto Pearson International Airport, starting 27 June through to 13 September 2014.

Air Canada rouge Manchester-Toronto flight, AC1931, will depart Manchester five times per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) at 11:25 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 2:10 p.m. local time the same day. The return flight, AC1930, will depart Toronto five times per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) at 10:05 p.m. and arrive in Manchester at 9:55 a.m. the next day (all times local).

Robert Atkinson, Air Canada’s General Manager – Sales UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted to launch an Air Canada rouge service from Manchester to Toronto, offering holiday travellers affordable fares and great service. As well as benefiting from direct access to our Toronto hub, customers in Northern England will now be able to take advantage of convenient onward connections to destinations across North America, the Carribean and Latin America.”

The Manchester-Toronto service will be operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring a two-cabin configuration with three customer comfort options including rouge, rouge Plus with preferred seating and additional legroom, and Premium rouge offering both additional space and enhanced services. By the summer 2014 season, the Air Canada rouge widebody fleet will have grown to consist of eight Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. All flights offer customers streamed wireless inflight entertainment to their own personal electronic devices, standard 110 volt power plugs and USB ports, stylish and modern cabin interiors with innovative new seats, and the ability to earn and redeem Aeroplan miles.

Stephen Turner, Manchester Airport’s Aviation Commercial Director, said: “We are pleased that Air Canada has decided to add this great addition to our already extensive route network on offer from Manchester for summer 2014. As a major airport with a catchment area of 24 million people who live within two hours of Manchester Airport, we feel this will only strengthen our position as an airport of choice. This new service will not only take passengers to Toronto, but will give access to Air Canada’s global network with onward connections to destinations across Canada, including Montreal and Ottawa."

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 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 1,328 destinations in 195 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 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

About Air Canada rouge

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., including Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona and Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada’s 75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations’ 30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence.

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Published on: 10/10/2013 15:47:59