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Release date: 
24 January 2008 :00am

Air Canada announced additional service for Ottawa, including three new routes which are set to take-off in May. The new routes are as follows:

- Daily service to Saskatoon
- Daily service to Thunder Bay
- Twice-daily service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

This announcement further solidifies Air Canada’s commitment to the Ottawa community. In 2007, the airline added more than 10% capacity in Ottawa with new routes to Fredericton, Moncton, St. John’s, Las Vegas, Cancun, and Montego Bay. More recently, Air Canada also announced new flights to begin in 2008 to both Charlottetown and Frankfurt, Germany. The new routes are complemented by additional frequencies to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, London (ON), Quebec City, Halifax and Boston.

“Air Canada’s announcement comes as a direct result of strong demand from the Ottawa/Gatineau market and we are delighted that our customers will now have even more choice when making their travel plans” said Peter Vice, Chairman of the Board of the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Authority President and CEO Paul Benoit added “We appreciate the vote of confidence and look forward to working with our partners at Air Canada to make each route a success”.

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under a 60-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region. Its state-of-the-art passenger terminal building opened for business on October 12, 2003, and is being expanded to accommodate growth in passenger volumes.