Air Canada Welcomes Automated Passport Control at YVR to Streamline Travel to the USA

Air Canada Welcomes Automated Passport Control at YVR to Streamline Travel to 
the USA 
MONTREAL, May 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada welcomed today's launch of 
Automated Passport Control (APC) at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), now 
giving U.S. passport holders options for streamlining their airport travel 
experience while pre-clearing U.S. Customs at YVR. 
"Air Canada congratulates YVR's leadership in being the first Canadian airport 
to launch with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Automated Passport Control 
that gives customers tangible options to use technology to expedite the U.S. 
pre-clearance process," said Nick Careen, Air Canada's Vice President 
Airports, Call Centres and Customer Relations. "We look forward to this option 
being made available for Canadian passport holders. As the largest airline in 
the transborder market, Air Canada encourages other Canadian airports to 
implement the same technology to enhance customer airport travel experiences 
for the 21(st) century." 
Together with its Air Canada Express regional affiliates, Air Canada operates 
more than 400 non-stop flights per day on over 85 routes to and from 51 U.S. 
and six Canadian airports. From Vancouver, Air Canada operates up to 159 
flights per week to 10 U.S. destinations. 
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, 51 destinations in the United States and67 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 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 International Airline in North America in 
2012 for the third consecutive year. For more information, please visit: 
IsabelleArthur (Montréal)514 422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick 
(Toronto)416 263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver)604 270-5741 
SOURCE: Air Canada 
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