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Air Canada Launches Major European Expansion

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MONTREAL, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is undertaking a major expansion of international services to Europe from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. The airline today announced highlights of its Summer 2014 Europe schedule, which includes the introduction of year-round non-stop service from Toronto to Milan, Italy with up to five weekly flights, offering the only non-stop service between Canada and Milan. Flights to this key Italian business destination will feature Air… (aircanada.mediaroom.com) More...

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andytyler
Andy Tyler 2
Calgary gets a 77W. That's pretty major if you ask me
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
There are lots of cities in US with larger population, part of MSA with more people, or with many more people who are with an hour's drive without any service to Europe.

So having flights is good. Getting them upgraded to 77W (largest available twin airliner) is very good.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
Some examples include San Antonio, Indianapolis, Columbus OH, etc.
moxamstudios
J L 1
I got excited for Calgary when I read the first line of this article. Unfortunately, I was soon disappointed as I read on. The only thing that's new is an equipment change on the YYC flights to LHR and FRA, from A333 to B77W. I would hardly describe this as a "major expansion of international services."
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
Well...it IS major when you take into account ALL the changes as cited in the article!
moxamstudios
J L 1
Major, for Toronto and Montréal. Not so major for Calgary and Vancouver.
jaypek
Phil Knox 3
Well..they were referring to the entire AC network...Calgary being small potatoes! YUL also!! We all know where the centre of the Universe is, right? ;-)
moxamstudios
J L 2
Ha! Indeed.
canuck44
canuck44 1
Notice the total absence of Halifax services.

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