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Air Canada welcomes improved access to Toronto City Centre Airport

Air Canada today welcomed the announcement by the TPA of improved access to the TCCA.


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today welcomed the announcement by the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) of improved access to the Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA).

The TPA today announced the construction of new Ferry Passenger Transfer Facilities as well as the acquisition of a new ferry capable of carrying more vehicles and passengers to TCCA. "As Toronto City Center Airport's longest serving passenger airline, Air Canada is pleased that the TPA has decided to improve access to the airport. This decision will allow Air Canada, through its regional partner, Air Canada Jazz, to re-instate flights previously cancelled due to the lack of demand caused by inadequate access to the airport under the existing ferry service," said Ben Smith, Vice-President, Network Planning, Air Canada. With the improved access to Toronto City Centre Airport, Air Canada will pursue a substantial increase of frequencies between that airport and Ottawa as well as the reinstatement of flights to and from Montreal. The carrier will also examine the feasibility of additional flights between TCCA and other regional destinations in Canada and the U.S.

Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and its commercial partners operate more than 385 non-stop daily flights on 79 routes to and from 50 U.S. and 6 Canadian destinations. Air Canada extends its network within the United States even further with its Star Alliance partner, United Airlines. In 2005, an independent survey of more than 12 million international air travelers ranked Air Canada as the Best Airline in North America.