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