Air Canada has unveiled plans to launch a daily
non-stop, year-round service between Edmonton and San Francisco on
1 May 2018.
The flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900
jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy
Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada's in-flight entertainment on
personal touch-screens at every seat.
AC8743 will depart Edmonton at 16:10 to arrive in San Francisco
at 18:10. The return flight, AC8744, is scheduled to depart San Francisco
at 11:50 and arrive back in Edmonton at 15:35.
"We are very pleased to announce new daily,
year-round flights from Edmonton to San Francisco, which is part
of today's announcement of strategically expanding our transborder
network," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at
Air Canada. "Edmonton is one of Canada's growing cities with a
considerable young, entrepreneurial demographic marked by the unprecedented inclusion of three Edmonton restaurants in our
recent Air Canada's Best New Restaurants. Our new flights will give the increasing start-up, tech and
innovator businesses in Alberta's capital city direct access to
California's Silicon Valley, and additionally, a wide array of
onward connections can be made at Star Alliance's San Francisco
Canada's Edmonton-San Francisco flights will be operated by Jazz
Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand, and are timed to
connect conveniently with Air Canada's regional flight network in
Edmonton and with Star Alliance partner United Airlines in San
The flights will also allow Aeroplan accumulation and
redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at
Edmonton, priority boarding and other benefits.
"We are thrilled with
Air Canada's decision to launch this direct flight which is of
vital importance to our city" says Brad Ferguson, CEO of Edmonton
Economic Development Corp. "This flight will connect
Edmonton-based companies directly with their customers, partners
and investors in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Edmonton's
technology community is our fastest growing sector, and Air Canada's direct flight between YEG and SFO will allow our tech
companies to grow and scale with a global mindset."
Seats are now available for purchase through
travel agents and directly with Air Canada.
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