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Air Canada to launch Daily Toronto - New Orleans Flights

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Air Canada is to launch daily, non-stop flights between Toronto and New Orleans on 30 October 2010.

The new route will be operated with a 75-seat, Jazz CRJ 705 aircraft featuring Executive and Economy class service and seatback, personal audio-visual entertainment throughout the aircraft.

Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said, "This route further enhances our Toronto hub at Lester B. Pearson International Airport where our operations are centralized in a single terminal with streamlined customs procedures, making it an extremely convenient gateway to and from the U.S. and an ideal transfer point for domestic, transborder and international travelers connecting to our extensive global network."

Flight AC7971 will depart Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport at 09:50 and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 12 noon. Flight AC7972 will depart New Orleans at 12:35 and arrive in Toronto at 16:20.

"There is a special relationship between Canadian travelers and New Orleans, making Canada our number one international market," said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. "With the return of Air Canada, we will see this relationship strengthen and grow. We are grateful for this partnership, and we look forward to welcoming additional Canadian travelers to experience the rich culture and history of New Orleans."

Already this year, Air Canada has launched new daily services between Toronto and seven American cities including: Orange County (Santa Ana) and San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Memphis, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Portland, Maine; and Syracuse, New York.

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