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Air Canada to add more Flight on Calgary- Tokyo Route

by 2. February 2011 10:27
Air Canada has recently announced to increase the number of flights from thrice in a week to five times in a week on the Calgary-Tokyo route. The two new additional flights will join the currently three operational flights from 26th March 2011.

The flight AC 009 will depart from Calgary at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will arrive in Tokyo at 02.25 p.m. Flight AC 010 will depart Calgary at 04.00a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will arrive in Tokyo at 10.40 a.m.

According to Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, "Demand for Air Canada's non-stop Calgary-Tokyo Narita service has been strong from business and leisure travelers, as well as freight forwarders.  We are very pleased after just one season operating the only scheduled direct service between Alberta and Asia to be able to increase flights on this route."

He also added, "Service to Narita offers a multitude of connecting flights 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.  This is a good example of how we can work well with the business and tourism communities to achieve success in some markets.  With the support of the Calgary business community, the Calgary Airport Authority, Travel Alberta and our travel partners, we look forward to being able to maintain a year-round schedule, pending approvals in Japan."

The flight service on Calgary-Tokyo route compliments the daily year-round Vancouver-Tokyo and Toronto-Tokyo non-stop flights operated with Boeing 777-300ER carrier. The airline will be offering 319 flights each week from Canada to Tokyo. The flights which will serve the Calgary-Tokyo route will be fully equipped with 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER carrier with a choice of economy class and executive first class. The executive first class will feature 24 lie flat bed suites.

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Jetstar Group and Qantas to widen their codeshare agreement

by 1. February 2011 08:27
Jetstar Group and Qantas Airways recently announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement. According to the extended agreement both the groups will cover 11 routes that originate from the Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

Jetstar Asia and Valuair the two airways under the Jetstar Group will carry Qantas flight passengers to Jakarta, Aukland, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Denpasar, Penang, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket, Hong Kong and Taipei.

The tickets for the codeshare routes could be booked from 1st March 2011, which will be valid for the travel period that starts from 1st April 2011. The agreement will also include the Jetstar Asia new Singapore-Auckland route. Airbus A330 aircraft will serve on this new route that will begin from 17th March 2011.

The extension of the codesharing will benefit the passengers as they will have wider connectivity options with the Changi International Airport. Along with this the Qantas passengers will enjoy seamless booking and ticketing experience, with full baggage connectivity, standard Qantas baggage allowance and complimentary meals.

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