Air Canada launches Unlimited Air Travel Flight Passes

Travel News Asia Thursday, 15 March 2007

Air Canada has introduced, for the first time in the United States, subscription flight passes providing unlimited air travel for a flat monthly rate. To celebrate the introduction of its Unlimited 'Flight Pass to Canada,' Air Canada is offering a special introductory price until May 7, 2007 starting as low as only US$1,657 per month to fly as much as you want over a choice of three or six month periods.

In addition, Air Canada is offering automatic top tier Elite frequent flyer status to its customers who purchase a six-month Unlimited 'Flight Pass to Canada' subscription at the Latitude fare level starting at $2,360 per month with additional flexibility and benefits. By pre-purchasing air travel, Flight Pass holders benefit from predictable fixed monthly payments and the convenience to manage their bookings online. Moreover, pass prices include airport fees, charges and taxes.

"We're very excited to give our customers in the United States the freedom to travel as much as they want along with the peace of mind that Air Canada's Flight Passes provide," said Charles McKee, Vice President Marketing.

"Since we first launched Flight Passes in Canada almost three years ago, their popularity has grown exponentially. In 2006, we saw our pass sales more than double, and triple the number of first time users."

Choice of Four Geographic Zones

Air Canada has made it easier for U.S. customers to choose the Flight Pass that meets their travel needs by creating four simple geographic zones to choose from: Canada Commuter (from New York, Newark, Boston, Chicago to Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal); Eastern (extended Eastern U.S.-Canada corridor); Western (extended Western U.S.-Canada corridor) and a comprehensive North America pass encompassing all 120 destinations served by Air Canada in the U.S. and Canada.

Choice of 10, 20, 30 or Unlimited Trips

In addition to a monthly subscription pass providing unlimited air travel for a choice of three or six months at a time, Air Canada also offers passes for individuals for a fixed number of pre-purchased flight credits valid for 10 or 20 one-way trips over a twelve month period. For U.S. registered businesses, Air Canada's 'Flight Pass to Canada' is also available in a multi-user 'Small Business Pass' version valid for six months that provides 30 flight credits for up to eight different travelers from one company.

Choice of Tango Plus or Latitude Benefits

All Flight Passes are available at two fare levels: Tango Plus, Air Canada's everyday value fare, or Latitude, offering maximum flexibility to make reservation changes free of charge as well as complimentary upgrades to Executive Class made online.

To promote the new everyday low Tango Plus price, Air Canada is offering a special introductory price until May 7, 2007 for its 10-trip Tango Plus 'Flight Pass to Canada' starting as low as US$2,100 or only $210 per trip to Canada valid for a 12-month period, including all fees, charges and taxes.

Frequent Flyer Rewards

Air Canada's 'Flight Pass to Canada' provides customers 100% Aeroplan Status Mile accumulation for every mile flown in addition to a purchase incentive of one Aeroplan Mile for every $3 spent. Moreover, Unlimited Flight Pass holders receive 10,000 Status Miles per month at the Tango Plus rate or 15,000 Status Miles per month at the Latitude rate. As Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance, Aeroplan Miles are redeemable on all Star Alliance partner carriers including United Airlines and US Airways.

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