Air Canada Announces Richmond-Toronto Service Starting May 1st
RIC Welcomes New, Twice-Daily Service to Toronto Pearson
January 25, 2008
Richmond International Airport, VA, January 25, 2008: Air Canada today announced plans to offer Toronto-Richmond twice daily, year-round non-stop service using a 37-seat, Jazz Dash 8 aircraft, starting May 1, 2008. It will be the only non-stop service between the two cities and the only international route out of Richmond. Flights will depart Toronto at 8:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m., and will return from Richmond at 11:10 a.m. and 7:25 p.m.
"Richmond International Airport (RIC) welcomes Air Canada's announcement of nonstop service between Virginia's Capital Region and Toronto Pearson International (YYZ)," said Capital Region Airport Commission Chairman Beverley W. "Booty" Armstrong. "It is apparent that there are communities of interest, including numerous companies in the Greater Richmond Region,
which will enjoy tremendous benefit from the ease of nonstop access to Toronto and beyond points across Canada and Europe with the new service."
Since January 2007, Air Canada flights between the United States and Toronto have been consolidated under one roof at Pearson International Airport's expanded Terminal One, providing more convenient connections between the carrier's domestic Canada, U.S. transborder and international flights. The brand new facilities provide streamlined connection processes that move passengers smoothly between Canada and U.S. Customs and Immigration. In addition, Air Canada has opened two new Maple Leaf Lounges for eligible customers traveling to the United States and overseas destinations. The two new lounges feature bars and bistros, business and entertainment centers, showers, quiet spaces for relaxation and striking contemporary design elements.
Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 34 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of more than 340 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
For information and reservations, travelers may visit www.aircanada.com, call toll-free 1-888-247-2422, or contact your travel agent.
Richmond International Airport is the gateway for Virginia's Capital Region, and offers about 200 daily non-stop flights between Richmond and 23 destinations. Air Canada joins AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, Skybus, United, US Airways and their regional affiliates as service providers from RIC.
Troy M. Bell, CM
Director - Marketing & Air Service Development/PIO
Richmond International Airport
Phone: (804) 226-3022