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Air Canada rouge Inaugurates Service at YVR to Las Vegas

April 28, 2014

Canada’s newest leisure airline to operate daily flights to U.S. vacation hot-spots

Richmond, B.C. (April 28, 2014): Vancouver Airport Authority today welcomed Air Canada rouge operations to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), with a daily, non-stop flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas, Nevada. This route is one of five announced routes that Air Canada rouge will launch out of YVR.

“Just in time for our busy summer travel season, we are delighted to welcome Air Canada rouge operations to YVR,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “With Air Canada rouge now touching down in Vancouver, travellers will have more selection to our popular US destinations – including the addition of their service to Phoenix."

As one of its largest carriers, Air Canada flights comprise 40 per cent of YVR’s operations across international, transborder and domestic sectors. Air Canada rouge flights will operate to five key leisure destinations, using an Airbus 319 upgraded with all new Air Canada rouge interior and entertainment system and capacity for 142 passengers. Flights will operate as follows:

Destination

Frequency

Inaugural date

Las Vegas, NV Daily April 28
Las Angeles, CA Four times daily May 1
Anchorage, AK  Daily May 16
San Francisco, CA Four times daily July 1
Phoenix, AZ Daily December 17

“Western Canadians now have a new choice for their vacation travel and all of us at Air Canada rouge look forward to welcoming them onboard," said Renee Smith-Valade, Vice President of Customer Experience for Air Canada rouge. "Our routes between Vancouver and a host of popular destinations - California, the U.S. Southwest and Anchorage, connecting to amazing cruise packages - are just the start of a Western Canada network designed precisely to their vacation taste. Our onboard service is designed to make every flight a memorable start and end to a wonderful vacation, and the host of Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations advantages we offer mean you can truly vacation ahead with Air Canada rouge."
 
Air Canada rouge flights from Las Vegas to YVR arrive daily at 9:54 AM and depart at 10:45 AM.

About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served a record 17.97 million passengers in 2013. Fifty-three airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 109 non-stop destinations worldwide. YVR was voted Best Airport in North America, and Best Airport in the World for its size category of 10-20 million passengers, in the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2013 donated more than $700,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor. For more information, please visit www.yvr.ca.

About Air Canada rouge
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada’s new leisure airline, part of the new Air Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively-priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. For more information on rouge’s Western Canada operations, click here.

For further information:
YVR Media Relations
604.880.9815 media_relations@yvr.ca
www.yvr.ca Twitter: @yvrairport

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