Air Canada To Launch Non-Stop Calgary-Tokyo Flights
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Air Canada nas announced the introduction of new non-stop service between Calgary and Tokyo, with connecting flights throughout Asia on its Star Alliance partner carriers. Air Canada will operate three times weekly to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport beginning March 27th, 2010. To promote its new Calgary-Tokyo route, Air Canada is offering introductory fares starting as low as CAD $598 round-trip before taxes and other charges. Tickets are now available for purchase.

"The introduction of the only non-stop service between Calgary and Tokyo is great news for customers travelling between Alberta and Asia on business or leisure as well as for freight forwarders," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. "Air Canada’s new non-stop Narita service will provide Albertans direct access to a major Asian gateway that offers one convenient connection point with our Star Alliance partners to key destinations throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and several points across Japan. Our initial schedule of three weekly flights during the 2010 summer season is the first step towards building year-round, daily flights.

In addition to offering connections through Narita with Star Alliance partners, ANA, Asiana, THAI and United Airlines, Air Canada’s Calgary-Japan flights are timed to offer connections to and from communities across Alberta and Western Canada that are served by Air Canada.

Air Canada’s Calgary-Tokyo flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Calgary at 12:20 p.m. and arriving in Narita the following day at 2:00 p.m. Flights will depart Narita on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m., arriving Calgary same day at 10:45 a.m.

Air Canada will operate the new non-stop service with 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. Further details and a virtual tour of Air Canada’s new cabin amenities are available at: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/onboard/cabincomfort.html

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