Category Archives: Air Canada rouge

Air Canada inaugurates two new transborder routes from Alberta

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GITR (msn 1577) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 942738.

Air Canada on October 28 launched two new daily, seasonal transborder routes.  Celebrations were held prior to the departure of the inaugural flights from Edmonton to Las Vegas and from Calgary to Palm Springs.

The Edmonton to Las Vegas and Calgary to Palm Springs flights are onboard Air Canada Rouge A319 and Air Canada A320 aircraft respectively, both offering premium and economy cabins.

Flights are timed to connect with Air Canada’s extensive domestic schedule, provides for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

 

From

To

Frequency

Aircraft

Effective

Edmonton

Las Vegas

Daily

Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319

Oct 28/18 – Apr 30/19

Calgary

Palm Springs

Daily

Airbus A320

Oct 28/18 – Apr 30/19

Above Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GITR (msn 1577) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 942738.

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Air Canada Rouge celebrates its fifth birthday

Ex "Free Spirit" special livery

Air Canada Rouge is celebrating its birthday, marking five years of providing customers with memorable beginnings and endings to their holidays. From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada’s leisure carrier has grown to more than 50 aircraft from four, expanded to over 100 routes on five continents from an initial 14 routes, flown more than 25 million customers, and directly created 2,000 high-quality jobs for Canadians.

“In five short years Air Canada Rouge has established itself as an integral part of our Air Canada family by delivering an excellent customer experience in key leisure markets and in helping achieve our strategic business objectives. It allows us to offer travellers a much greater variety of attractive destinations while enabling us to successfully compete in an evolving industry. In doing so, it has exceeded all our expectations,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, at Air Canada. “I commend our team at Air Canada Rouge for their devotion to making every flight memorable and I thank our customers for entrusting us with their holiday plans by choosing to fly with Air Canada Rouge.”

 

For summer 2018, Air Canada Rouge has added more exciting international and domestic routes, including: Toronto and Montreal to Bucharest; Toronto to Porto and Zagreb; Toronto to Nanaimo and Kamloops, B.C.; Montreal to Lisbon and Montreal to Victoria, B.C.

Launched on July 1, 2013, Air Canada Rouge has continually refined its services for customers, including upgrades to its streaming in-flight entertainment system, new onboard food options and enhancements to the Premium Rouge cabin. Air Canada Rouge has also begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its aircraft, giving customers access to the fastest internet service on a Canadian airline.

Fast Facts about Air Canada Rouge

  • Over 25 million customers carried since launch
  • Service to more than 70 destinations on five continents
  • Over 2,000 high-quality incremental jobs created, including almost 600 pilots and over 1400 Rouge Crew
  • Fleet of 53 aircraft (22 Airbus A319s, 6 Airbus A321s and 25 Boeing 767s).
  • High-speed satellite internet being implemented across entire fleet

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Canada rouge): Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR (msn 25404) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104622.

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Air Canada inaugurates three new nonstop domestic routes

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-113 C-GBHZ (msn 813) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104444.

Air Canada today inaugurated the first of three new, nonstop domestic services from BC communities with the departure of AC1976 from Kamloops to Toronto.

Tomorrow, Air Canada will inaugurate new nonstop seasonal services from Victoria to Montreal, and from Nanaimo to Toronto. These newest domestic long-haul services are operated onboard the airline’s leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge, which will be celebrating its fifth birthday on July 1.

These routes are part of Air Canada’s strategic expansion of 25 new routes being launched during the 2018 summer season.

Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft offer high-speed wi-fi services, and a choice of two cabins.  All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global schedule, and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

 

Toronto-Kamloops
Begins June 21
until Oct. 8

Tuesday,
Thursday,
Saturday

AC1977 departs
Toronto at 9:40 a.m.

AC1976 departs
Kamloops at 12:10 p.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Toronto-Nanaimo
Begins June 22
until Oct. 9

Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday,
Sunday

AC1975 departs
Toronto at 9:30 a.m.

AC1974 departs
Nanaimo at 12:15 p.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Montreal-Victoria
Begins June 22
until Oct. 9

Tuesday,
Friday,
Sunday

AC1685 departs
Montreal at 7:30 a.m.

AC1684 departs
Victoria at 10:50 a.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-113 C-GBHZ (msn 813) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104444.

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon, Portugal seasonal flights

Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-333 ER WL C-FMWQ (msn 25584) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104621.

Air Canada on June 15 inaugurated new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montréal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub in Montreal.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Start/End 2018

Days of Week

AC1960

Montreal 20:45

Lisbon 8:10 +1 day

June 15/Oct. 26

Wed., Fri., Sun.

AC1961

Lisbon 9:45

Montreal 12:10

June 16/Oct. 27

Mon., Thurs., Sat.

In 2018, Air Canada is launching ten new destinations from Montreal: London, Windsor, Victoria (Canada); TokyoNarita, (Japan); Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore (U.S.); Dublin (Ireland); Lisbon(Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, two in North Africa, one in the Middle East, one in South America and starting in June 2018 one in Japan (Tokyo).

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-333 ER WL C-FMWQ (msn 25584) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104621.

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Bucharest flights

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-375 ER C-GEOQ (msn 30112) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 942273.

Air Canada has issued this statement:

The arrival of Air Canada flight 1928 at Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport marks the launch of twice weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal service to Bucharest, Romania. Flights will be operated with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s Montreal hub.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Start/End 2018

Days of Week

AC1928

Montreal 18:00

Bucharest 9:55 +1day

June 7/Oct. 4

Mon., Thurs.

AC1929

Bucharest 13:45

Montreal 16:20

June 8/Oct. 5

Tues., Fri.

In 2018, Air Canada is launching ten new destinations from Montreal: London, Windsor, Victoria (Canada); TokyoNarita, (Japan); Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore (U.S.); Dublin (Ireland); Lisbon (Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, two in North Africa, one in the Middle East, one in South America and starting in June 2018 one in Japan (Tokyo).

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-375 ER C-GEOQ (msn 30112) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 942273.

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Air Canada to launch daily, seasonal Calgary-Palm Springs and Edmonton-Las Vegas flights

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GSJB (msn 1673) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 913120.

Air Canada on March 7 announced it will launch daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and Palm Springs, and between Edmonton and Las Vegas starting on October 28, 2018.  connecting off our international flights.”

Air Canada is also increasing the frequency of its flights from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Phoenix, and from Vancouver to Phoenix and Palm Springs.

The new Calgary to Palm Springs, and Edmonton to Las Vegas flights will be onboard Air Canada Airbus A320 and Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft (above) respectively, both offering premium and economy cabins.

From

To

Frequency

Aircraft

Effective

Calgary

Palm Springs

New – Daily

Airbus A320

Oct 28/18 – Apr
30/19

Edmonton

Las Vegas

New – Daily

Air Canada
Rouge Airbus
A319

Oct 28/18 – Apr
30/19

Calgary

Puerto Vallarta

Mon, Tue, Thur,
Sat from weekly

Airbus A320

Nov. 3/18 –
Apr. 30/19

Calgary

Los Cabos

Wed, Fri, Sun
from weekly

Airbus A320

Oct. 28/18 –
Apr. 28/19

Calgary

Phoenix

Daily with larger
aircraft

Airbus A320

Oct. 28/18

Vancouver

Phoenix

Daily from 4
times weekly

Airbus A320

Oct. 28/18

Vancouver

Palm Springs

Daily from 3
times weekly

Airbus A320

Oct. 28/18

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GSJB (msn 1673) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 913120.

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Air Canada rouge to expand to Quebec City

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GSJB (msn 1673) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 913114.

Air Canada rouge is expanding it route map to Quebec City. According to Airline Route, rouge will start operating in Quebec City on July 1, 2018 and will take over the two Air Canada Express routes from YQB to both Montreal (Trudeau) and Toronto (Pearson).

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-112 C-GSJB (msn 1673) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 913114.

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