Air Canada rouge launches Montreal-Cancun non-stop service

Newly reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER to operate first scheduled flight from 
TORONTO, March 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada rouge continues its 
expansion of service between Canada and sunny Mexico with the March 22 launch 
of up to daily non-stop service between Montreal and Cancun.  Air Canada rouge 
now offers service between Canada and four popular destinations in Mexico: 
Toronto/Montreal-Cancun, Toronto-Puerto Vallarta, Toronto-Los Cabos, and 
Toronto-Huatulco. As Air Canada rouge grows and expands, its newly 
reconfigured 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER, offering customers a freshly updated 
look inside and out, takes its first scheduled flight from Toronto-Cancun 
Convenient Montreal-Cancun service 
"Cancun continues to rate as one of the most popular destinations for a sunny 
getaway and we're delighted to offer the only daily non-stop service from 
Montreal to Cancun this summer season," said Renee Smith-Valade, Vice 
President of Customer Experience.  "With this newest service to Mexico and the 
exciting addition of another wide-body aircraft to our fleet, our customers 
can enjoy a growing network of attractive destinations, aircraft featuring a 
variety of comfort options and warm, welcoming onboard service to help make 
sure their vacations start the moment they step onboard." 
Flights between Montreal and Cancun will be operated using 136-seat Airbus 
A319 aircraft, featuring three customer comfort options: rouge, rouge Plus 
with preferred seating offering additional legroom, and Premium rouge with 
additional personal space and enhanced service.  Premium rouge customers to 
Sun and North American destinations enjoy priority check-in, security and 
boarding, complimentary onboard premium food and drink service and a 
complimentary iPad so that they can enjoy player, Air Canada rouge's next 
generation in-flight streaming entertainment system. 
Flights are available for purchase at and through travel 
Vacation to sunny Cancun with Air Canada Vacations
Cancun and the Riviera Maya are vacation favourites for good reason. Whether 
you'd like to dive with sleeping sharks, take a Catamaran cruise, shop at 
local merchants or climb the steps of a Mayan ruin, Cancun is a destination 
for everyone. 
Air Canada Vacations offers over 65 resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, 
with a variety of options available for families, adults and couples. When you 
book your vacation to Cancun from Toronto or Montreal with Air Canada 
Vacations, you get the service and reliability of flights on Air Canada rouge, 
free seat selection, free transfers and convenient departures. You can connect 
to these cities from across Canada and earn thousands of AeroplanĀ® Miles. 
Book with Air Canada Vacations by April 30 for travel between May 1 and 
October 31, and save $300 per couple to any destination in Mexico or the 
Newly configured Boeing 767-300ER takes to the sky 
As Air Canada rouge grows its fleet and route network, the airline's newest 
Boeing 767-300ER is joining the family.  The carrier's third Boeing 767-300ER 
(FIN 633) arrived in Toronto earlier this week and will go into regularly 
scheduled service tomorrow, flying from Toronto-Cancun. 
This latest addition to Air Canada rouge's fleet was painted and reconfigured 
over the past 67 days in Singapore to operate under the Air Canada rouge 
brand.  After the aircraft was stripped to its aluminum base, painters applied 
primer, two coats of white paint and finally used massive stencils to spray on 
the airline's distinct red and burgundy branding. This aircraft, and all 
future B767-300ER aircraft at Air Canada rouge, features a larger, bolder 
burgundy "rouge" wordmark over the windows. In order to maximize fuel 
efficiency by adding minimal weight, the least amount of paint possible is 
applied while achieving optimal coverage.  After conversion, the basic empty 
weight of the Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER is lighter by 47 KG for a 
total weight of 88,121 KG, even with additional seats and winglets. 
This aircraft includes two milestone firsts for Air Canada rouge.  It is the 
first in the airline's wide-body fleet with winglets, extensions at the end of 
the aircraft's wingtips which provide increased lift generation and reduce 
drag by controlling the turbulence effect. It is also the first Air Canada 
rouge wide-body aircraft interior in modern grey and burgundy branding with 
slimline seats in a 280-seat configuration including 24 Premium rouge seats, 
28 rouge Plus seats and 228 rouge seats. 
This is the 15th aircraft in the Air Canada rouge fleet, which was comprised 
at launch in July 2013 of just four aircraft and will grow to 33 in 2014, 
including another B767-300ER this month for a total at year end of 8 Boeing 
767-300ER and 25 Airbus A319 aircraft.  The newest 767-300ER aircraft will, 
like other Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, fly to European 
destinations this summer, including four new routes: Montreal-Nice, 
Montreal-Barcelona, Toronto-Lisbon and Toronto-Manchester.  The Boeing 
767-300ER fleet will also operate new year-round Toronto-Dublin service, 
seasonal Montreal-Rome service and the continuation of summer service on 
routes launched in 2013: Toronto/Montreal-Athens, Toronto-Edinburgh and 
Note to photo editors: Photos of the painting process as well as the updated 
and reconfigured interior and exterior of the newest Air Canada rouge 
B767-300ER are available on 
About Air Canada rouge
From the moment you book your ticket to the moment you're warmly welcomed 
onboard, you'll see that Air Canada rouge is a new way to vacation ahead.  
Enjoy the upbeat Air Canada rouge spirit, and our newly designed cabins. 
You've never flown leisure like this before. 
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada's new leisure airline, part of the new Air 
Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Together with Air 
Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively-priced travel to 
exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, Mexico and the 
U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and 
Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean 
such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. 
Air Canada rouge began operating July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of two 
Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The fleet grew to ten 
aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of six Airbus A319 aircraft and 
Air Canada rouge plans to add another five Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 
767-300ER aircraft by end of March 2014, for a total of 17 aircraft. 
As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada's 
75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations' 
30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence. Learn more at or 
About Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian tour operator offering a wide 
assortment of leisure travel packages, cruises, and flights to destinations 
around the world.  A repeat recipient of the Consumer's Choice Award for Best 
Travel Wholesaler, Air Canada Vacations services over 100 destinations in the 
Caribbean, Central & South America, Asia, Europe, and in the U.S.  And now, 
Air Canada Vacations will feature Air Canada rouge on several of its top 
vacation routes.  For more information, visit

SOURCE  Air Canada rouge 
Media Contact: Leela Kapur Manager of Communications, Air Canada rouge 
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