Air Canada rouge expands Hawaii service


Air Canada rouge, a leisure carrier subsidiary of Air Canada, has announced it is expanding its Hawaii service with the addition of non-stop, year-round flights between Toronto and Honolulu.

The new route is set to commence 26 November and will be operated on Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, with special, limited-time introductory fare offers.

"Hawaii has long been a very popular vacation destination for Canadians from coast to coast and with the expansion of Air Canada rouge to Hawaii, we are delighted to introduce the only non-stop flights between Toronto and Hawaii,” Air Canada executive vice president and chief commercial officer Benjamin Smith said.

The flights will be timed to provide convenient connections to Air Canada’s extensive network of destinations, through the airline’s main hub in Toronto.

Moreover, Air Canada will transfer its existing year-round, non-stop service from Vancouver to Honolulu and Maui to a daily service with Air Canada rouge as of later this year.

Air Canada rouge will also commence a twice-weekly service from Toronto to St. Maarten as part of its Caribbean destinations winter schedule, with the service launching 20 December.

“The expansion of our leisure carrier to Hawaii, in tandem with Air Canada's mainline fleet renewal, is a key element of our strategy for sustainable, profitable growth at both airlines."

Meanwhile, Air Canada has announced that it will further adjust its schedule to offer more capacity to and from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the peak summer season, adding a 21 percent increase in seat capacity.

Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich
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