29 October, 2018

Air Canada starts two new routes from Alberta - Edononton to Las Vegas & Calgary to Palm Springs.

Canada's largest international airline, Air Canada launched two new daily, seasonal transborder routes over the weekend from bases in Alberta.

The airline and its staff held celebrations in both Edmonton and Calgary ahead of the inaugural flights to Las Vegas and Palm Springs respectively. "We are delighted to offer more travel options to Albertans with the addition of daily, seasonal services from both Calgary and Edmonton, which means golf, entertainment and the desert sun are a short flight away every day this fall and winter. With our flexible and diverse North American fleet, we are continuing to strategically add services to popular destinations," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.

The Edmonton to Las Vegas service will operate daily until the end of April on an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft.

The service to Palm Springs from Calgary also operates daily and again ends on 30th April and is scheduled for an Airbus A320 to fly the routes. 

The launch of the new route to Las Vegas was welcomed by Edmonton International Airport President and CEO, Tom Ruth, "EIA is very excited to welcome Air Canada Rouge to the Edmonton Metro Region with their inaugural flight to Las Vegas, we know Las Vegas is a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers and the addition of this service will increase options for passengers and support strong business ties."

Bob Sartor, the Calgary Airport Authority's President and CEO was equally positive for the new route Air Canada launched from his airport, saying, "Sun-seekers travelling from YYC Calgary International Airport are excited to have another direct link to Palm Springs, California.  Working with our partner, Air Canada, we're creating effortless ways to enjoy the stunning Coachella Valley."