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Air Canada to launch only daily Vancouver-Paris service

March 26, 2009, Vancouver - Air Canada today announced that it will launch the only daily service between Vancouver and Paris to meet seasonal travel demand.


March 26, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

March 26, 2009, Vancouver – Air Canada today announced that it will launch the only daily service between Vancouver and Paris to meet seasonal travel demand. Between July 1, 2009, and September 29, 2009, the carrier will operate daily one-stop same plane flights linking Vancouver with the French capital during the busy summer season.

This service complements Air Canada’s daily non-stop services between Toronto-Paris, and Montréal-Paris using brand new 349-seat Boeing 777-30ER aircraft. In addition, effective June 1, 2009, Air Canada is introducing new Montréal-Geneva service also providing easy access to a number of popular destinations in France served by train such as nearby Lyon, Annecy, Dijon and Grenoble. Geneva flights are timed to offer Vancouver customers easy and convenient connections in Montréal.

“We are delighted to offer Vancouver and Western Canada the only daily service to Paris La ville lumière,” said Claude Morin, Air Canada’s Vice President, Sales, in Vancouver with French and tourism officials to launch the new service. “Air Canada knows that Europe is a timeless destination and one visit is never enough. So we are making it even easier and more affordable than ever to plan multiple trips from Canada to Europe through the summer and the entire year with the recent addition of the economical ‘Europe Pass’ to our Flight Pass family at aircanada.com .”

“We are thrilled to partner with Air Canada on the launch today in Vancouver of this new air service that will bring France closer to Western Canada than ever before, said Caroline Putnoki, Director in Canada of Maison de la France. “Canadians can make their dream trip to France a reality this summer.”

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With an eastbound flight time of 13h15 and westbound of 14h29, travelers will enjoy the peace of mind of same-plane service through Montréal. Air Canada will operate the new daily Vancouver-Paris service using newly refurbished 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft offering a choice of Economy Class and Executive First service featuring 24 lay flat bed suites.