/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- AIR CANADA/

In c2308 sent today at 8:00e, the data was inadvertently reversed concerning 
the capacity increases for Calgary-Victoria, Calgary-Grande Prairie, and 
Calgary-Edmonton. Please use the following version: 
Air Canada Introduces Q400 Service in Western Canada; Increases Capacity with 
Next-Generation Aircraft 
MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With today's departures of Air Canada 
Express flights AC8371 from Calgary to Fort McMurray, AC8430 from Calgary to 
Regina and AC8586 from Calgary to Saskatoon, Air Canada introduced new Q400 
service in Western Canada. Concurrent with rolling out new, state-of-the-art 
Bombardier Q400 Next Generation aircraft in these markets, Air Canada 
announced it is boosting capacity on key regional routes this spring and 
summer in response to demand. 
"Today, we are delighted to introduce the newest, ultra-quiet regional 
aircraft for customers in Alberta and Saskatchewan," said Marcel Forget, Air 
Canada's Vice President, Network Planning. "This spring, Air Canada will 
strategically increase capacity by either scheduling larger aircraft or adding 
flights to meet strong demand in Western Canada and we will continue to roll 
out the Q400 aircraft on additional routes in BC, Alberta and the Northwest 
Territories in the coming months. Air Canada Express flights are scheduled to 
enable convenient, point-to-point, same-day business travel, as well as 
convenient and easy connections to Air Canada's extensive domestic, US and 
international network at Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver." 
Increased capacity this spring and summer compared to last year include the 
following routes: 
 _____________________________________________________________________
|Route                |Effective | 2012 daily  | 2013 daily  |%  seat |
|                     |          |seat capacity|seat capacity|increase|
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Fort McMurray|now       |       375   |       444   |   18%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Regina       |now       |       200   |       272   |   36%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Grande       |March 2013|       200   |       248   |   24%  |
|Prairie              |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Victoria     |March 2013|       200   |       222   |   11%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Yellowknife  |April 2013|       100   |       124   |   24%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Edmonton     |March 2013|       837   |       870   |    4%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Calgary-Portland, OR |July 2013 |        50   |       100   |   100% |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Edmonton-Yellowknife |April 2013|        50   |        74   |   48%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Edmonton-Regina      |now       |        50   |       100   |   100% |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Edmonton-Saskatoon   |now       |        50   |       100   |   100% |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Edmonton-Fort        |March 2013|       300   |       370   |   23%  |
|McMurray             |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Edmonton-Grande      |May 2013  |       250   |       274   |   10%  |
|Prairie              |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Fort       |May 2013  |        50   |       100   |   100% |
|McMurray             |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Fort St.   |May 2013  |       250   |       298   |   19%  |
|John                 |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Prince     |May 2013  |       300   |       370   |   23%  |
|George               |          |             |             |        |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Smithers   |May 2013  |       100   |       150   |   50%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Terrace    |July 2013 |       200   |       250   |   25%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Vancouver-Penticton  |May 2013  |       150   |       200   |   33%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________|
|Toronto-Fort McMurray|May 2013  |       292   |       363   |   24%  |
|_____________________|__________|_____________|_____________|________| 
Following today's launch of the Q400 aircraft in Calgary, Fort McMurray, 
Regina and Saskatoon, the aircraft, featuring all-leather seats, spacious 
overhead bins and comfortable 31-inch legroom, is scheduled to be deployed in 
the coming months on the following routes: 
 __________________________________
|Calgary-Grande-Prairie |March 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Calgary-Victoria       |March 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Calgary-Edmonton       |March 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Calgary-Yellowknife    |April 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Edmonton-Fort McMurray |March 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Edmonton-Grande Prairie|May 2013  |
|_______________________|__________|
|Edmonton-Yellowknife   |April 2013|
|_______________________|__________|
|Vancouver-Prince George|May 2013  |
|_______________________|__________|
|Vancouver-Fort St. John|May 2013  |
|_______________________|__________| 
The made-in-Canada Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 NextGen aircraft with 74 seats 
replaces 50-seat CRJ-100/200ER aircraft, and are operated by Jazz Aviation LP 
under the Air Canada Express brand. 
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 the 15th 
largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million 
customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to59 
Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and63 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 1,329 destinations in194 
countries. Air Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future 
rewards through Canada's leading loyalty program, and Top Tier members enjoy 
reciprocal frequent flyer benefits including lounge and priority services. 
In 2012, Air Canada was ranked for a third consecutive year "Best 
International Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 
million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax. 
According to the 2012 Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, 
Air Canada was the preferred airline for more than 79 percent of frequent 
business travellers in Canada. In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine 
voted Air Canada "Best Airline in North America," the readers of Business 
Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for International 
Travel" and "Best In-Flight Services in North America," and the readers of 
Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for Business 
Class Service," "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and 
"Best Flight Attendants in North America." 
For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com and follow @AirCanada 
on Twitter and Facebook. 
IsabelleArthur (Montréal)514 422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick 
(Toronto)416 263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver)604 270-5741 
Internet:aircanada.com 
SOURCE: AIR CANADA 
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