Air Canada has confirmed that its non-stop St.
John's to London Heathrow, U. K. flights will operate year-round
beginning 26 October 2014.
Flights will operate three times a week
on Monday-Thursday-Saturday leaving St. John's at 00:40 to arrive
in London at 09:15. Flights will depart from London at 11:05 and
arrive back in St. John's at 13:05.
Air Canada will operate the route using newly
refurbished 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a two-cabin
configuration offering a choice of Executive Class and Economy
The A319 jets feature Air Canada's personal entertainment
system with 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat monitors and
touch-screen controls offering hours of audio and video on demand
programming at every seat. Other features include in-seat power
within reach of every customer.
"Air Canada is pleased to offer the only
year-round non-stop flights between St. John's and London
Heathrow. On-going support for the seasonal service by the local
community over the past several years now enables us to extend it
and offer travellers in Newfoundland and Labrador the convenience
of year-round flights to London Heathrow," said Benjamin Smith,
Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air
Canada. "Our customers in Newfoundland and Labrador value this
direct link to the U.K., as the fastest and most efficient way of
making connections to several European capitals such as Brussels,
Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Vienna, Warsaw and Athens. Our
year-round flight will also attract more visitors to Newfoundland
and Labrador and support the local economy."
Starting 18 June 2014, all Air Canada flights
will arrive and depart from Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2,
also known as The Queen's Terminal.
Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, said, "The
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased that Air Canada
has made the decision to return to year-round, direct flights from
St. John's to London and we are delighted to provide our support
to ensure its success. This move further illustrates the strong
business climate here in Newfoundland and Labrador and validates
the increasing demand for continued international access. This
flight will not only enhance our tourism market, but will
strengthen our access to European markets and positions
Newfoundland and Labrador as a destination of choice for
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