Air Canada rouge (Toronto) flight AC1979 touched down at the Abbotsford International Airport yesterday morning (June 27), marking the start of new nonstop seasonal service from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Returning home as the captain for this inaugural flight was Captain James Jeffrey Martin , who grew up in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and completed his aviation education and training in Abbotsford . Celebrations were held at both airports and in the community to inaugurate the daily service.
Service between Toronto and Abbotsford will be operated daily by Air Canada rouge to October 12, 2015 with 136-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy cabins.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) arrives in Anchorage, Alaska.
WestJet (Calgary) has announced new nonstop, twice-weekly service between Abbotsford, British Columbia and Las Vegas, set to launch on October 29, 2015.
According to the airline, “The Abbotsford International Airport recently eliminated several fees, including the airport improvement fee, creating a cost-friendly environment for WestJet to grow service from the Fraser Valley.”
“Abbotsford and WestJet have been partners since 1997, and we see the recently announced fee drops at the airport as an opportunity to further build service in the area,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “We need more airport authorities across Canada to think like Abbotsford.”
“We are committed to continually improving options for guests flying out of Abbotsford, just as they have committed to supporting our airline for the last 17 years. We are betting on the success of this route as part of our winter 2015-2016 schedule, and we are proud to offer an ultra-low fare in celebration of the announcement.”
Details of new Thursday/Sunday non-stop service between Abbotsford and Las Vegas:
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-7CT WL C-FEWJ (msn 32769) departs from Hamilton.
Air Canada (Montreal) has announced it will launch this summer, new, year-round Air Canada rouge services between Hamilton and Calgary and seasonal service between Toronto Pearson and Abbotsford.
The new daily nonstop services will begin operating on June 27, 2015. Air Canada rouge will operate both routes with Airbus A319 aircraft with 136 seats offering two comfort choices: 12 Premium rouge seats in the front cabin with enhanced service and personal space; and 124 rouge seats in the second cabin.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 C-GBIM (msn 840) arrives in Las Vegas.