One of the two daily flight between Ottawa and Vancouver will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. (Source: Air Canada)
  • Air Canada (TSX:AC) is boosting its schedule serving Ottawa, by almost 60 per cent with more flights across the nation
  • The airline is now operating year-round service to Calgary and Winnipeg and has increased flights to Halifax and Québec City with the addition of widebody service to Vancouver
  • Air Canada’s joint venture partner, United Airlines, is also boosting its winter capacity in Ottawa by adding an extra daily flight to Chicago and Washington-Dulles
  • Shares of Air Canada opened trading at C$18.68 per share

Air Canada (TSX:AC) is boosting its schedule serving Ottawa by almost 60 per cent with more flights across the nation.

The airline is now operating year-round service to Calgary and Winnipeg and has increased flights to Halifax and Québec City with the addition of widebody service to Vancouver. New improvements to the schedule also include more flights to popular leisure destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Cancun and Punta Cana this winter.

“Air Canada’s decision to increase flight capacity to Ottawa International Airport is a significant development for our city,” Michael Crockatt, president and CEO of Ottawa Tourism said in a news release. “This enhancement will make it easier for Canadian and American visitors to access Ottawa, supporting growth for business events, sport hosting, tour operators, and leisure visitation. It is incredibly encouraging to see the confidence that Air Canada has in our destination, and we look forward to welcoming even more travelers to experience all that Ottawa has to offer.”

Air Canada’s joint venture partner, United Airlines, is also boosting its winter capacity in Ottawa by adding an extra daily flight to Chicago and Washington-Dulles.

Air Canada is the country’s largest airline and a founding member of Star Alliance, a comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada and the United States and to six continents internationally.

Shares of Air Canada (TSX:AC) opened trading at C$18.68 per share, and the stock is up more than 4 per cent over the past three months.

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