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April 8, 2010

AIR CANADA BEGINS SERVICE BETWEEN ORANGE COUNTY AND TORONTO

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Today, Air Canada will operate its first flight AC787, departing from Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 5:50 p.m. EST arriving at John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA) at 8:01 p.m. PST. On Friday, April 9, Air Canada will operate flight AC786 departing from Orange County at 8:00 a.m. PST arriving in Toronto at 3:41 p.m EST. The year-round service will operate with a 120-seat Airbus A319.

"We look forward to partnering with Air Canada on our first international service and offering this new destination for our passengers," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director.

Air Canada’s service to Toronto increases the number of nonstop destinations from John Wayne Airport to 20 and the number of commercial airlines offering service from Orange County to 11 (plus two commuter airlines).

The new Orange County/Toronto route is part of Air Canada’s major increase in capacity this summer between Toronto and California that also includes a new route to San Diego, more service to San Francisco and the introduction of a wide-body aircraft, featuring Air Canada’s industry leading Executive First service with lie flat suites, on select flights to Los Angeles.

To read the full Air Canada press release, click here.

For More Information Contact:
Jenny Wedge, John Wayne Airport (949) 252-5182 or jwedge@ocair.com
Peter Fitzpatrick, Air Canada (416) 263-5576 or peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.com 

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