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07/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2019 06:37

Fun in the Sun! Air Canada Introduces Winter Service from Quebec City to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Fun in the Sun! Air Canada Introduces Winter Service from Quebec City to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  • First Air Canada direct service between Quebec Cityl and these sun destinations

MONTREAL, July 17, 2019/CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced two new winter services from Quebec City(YQB) to popular sun destinations Cancun, Mexicoand Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Service to Cancunbegins December 21, 2019until April 11, 2020, while Punta Canaflights start December 22, 2019until April 12, 2020.

'We are thrilled to offer residents of Quebec Citythese non-stop connections to the popular winter getaway destinations of Cancunand Punta Cana. We are adding these new international leisure routes to meet anticipated demand from the capital of Quebecand offer Quebec Cityresidents easy access to incredible holiday experiences,' said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

Travellers who book their next winter getaway departing from Quebec Cityto Cancunor Punta Canacan benefit from a vacation package offer through Air Canada Vacations that will save them $200per couple or $400per family.

With over 700 hotels, resorts, cruises, tours, as well as optional day tours, car rentals and excursions, Air Canada Vacations offers a full selection of leisure travel options to Canadians to more than 40 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.

'We welcome the news that Air Canada has chosen to strengthen its presence in Quebec Cityby offering international flights from YQB. By improving its winter service and adding flights to winter sun destinations, the airline meets the needs and demands of the people of Quebec. This announcement is the result of a great collaboration between Air Canada and YQB,' said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB.

The flights will be operated on a 200-seat all-economy Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321. Travellers will be able to stream TV shows and movies to their personal devices via the onboard GoGo Wi-Fi streaming service.

Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada's leading loyalty program, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

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Quebec City 08:00

Cancun 13:00

Saturday

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Cancun 14:00

Quebec City 18:30

Saturday

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Quebec City 08:20

Punta Cana 13:50

Sunday

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Punta Cana 14:50

Quebec City 18:30

Sunday

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Including these two new routes, Air Canada will offer close to 1.2 million seats in the Quebec Citymarket in 2019. Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate approximately 275 flights per week between Quebecand Montreal, Sept-Iles, Gaspe, Torontoand Ottawa.

The Air Canada Foundation also helps support several charities in the Quebec Cityregion, such as Opération Enfant Soleil, Fondation Sourdine and Leucan Region Quebec.

About Air Canada

Air Canadais Canada'slargest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada'sflag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canadaprovides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 54 in the United Statesand 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central Americaand South America. Air Canadais a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canadais the only international network carrier in North Americato receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2019 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

About Air Canada Vacations

Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian vacation expert offering a wide selection of vacation packages and cruises to destinations across Mexicoand the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Canadaand the USAand is a repeat recipient of the Consumer's Choice Award. Air Canada Vacations offers convenient connectors from 63 Canadian cities, web and mobile check-in and Aeroplan® Miles. Air Canada Vacations packages include flights on board Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge. For more information visit: aircanadavacations.com

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), [email protected], 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), [email protected], 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), [email protected], 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com