has launched non-stop, scheduled transatlantic flights from Alberta's capital city
in Canada to London Heathrow.
“International travel from Edmonton and Northern Alberta just became easier and more
convenient,” said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network Planning. “Air Canada now connects Edmonton directly to London Heathrow, offering Northern Alberta customers the fastest and most
convenient way of travelling to London and making global connections beyond. Frequent flyers to the UK can also purchase Air Canada's
Edmonton-London Heathrow flights via the carrier's revolutionary multi-trip
Pass”, offering price predictability for an entire year, the
convenience of online travel management, and maximum travel flexibility.”
Air Canada's Edmonton-London Heathrow flights now operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, increasing to daily
service starting April 1, 2007. Air Canada flight AC898 departs Edmonton at 18:35
(20:25 departure time on Tuesdays), arriving Heathrow at
10:10; flight AC 899 leaves Heathrow at 12:35, arriving Edmonton at 14:45.
All flights are operated with the 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of Executive First and Economy service.
Boeing 767-300ER fleet is being refurbished to feature the carrier's new personal entertainment system with 8.9 inch wide digital in-seat
monitors and touch-screen controls offering audio and video on demand programming at every seat. Other features will include Air Canada's
new lie-flat beds in Executive First, as well as new Economy seating and cabin design with in-seat power within reach of every customer.
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