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Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017
Today Air Canada Rouge launched its new seasonal non-stop service from London Gatwick to Vancouver. Air Canada Rouge is Air Canada’s leisure airline and will operate three services a week to Air Canada’s Vancouver hub, Vancouver International Airport, until 7 October 2017 (westbound).
“We successfully launched our London Gatwick-Toronto service last summer and we are pleased to introduce our second seasonal service from London Gatwick today” said Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada’s General Manager Sales UK and Ireland. “Our customers can now fly non-stop with Air Canada Rouge to Western Canada with onward connections to our extensive global network. Creating memorable moments is what we pride ourselves on at Air Canada Rouge. Our flight attendants are all trained at the Disney Institute in customer service excellence and we offer a host of Air Canada benefits, all at competitive fares.”
Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, London Gatwick Airport, welcomed Air Canada Rouge’s new service from London Gatwick. “Visitors from the UK will be spoilt for choice in Vancouver – one of the world’s most exciting places to visit. The city hosts a wealth of festivals, galleries, theatres, museums and music venues, and is the principal gateway to the famous Canadian outdoors. This new route also provides an important connection between the two countries business communities, including Vancouver’s flourishing high-tech, media and green economy sectors.”
The London Gatwick-Vancouver service will operate three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) with all flights timed to optimize connectivity through Air Canada’s Vancouver hub. Air Canada Rouge flight AC1935 departs Gatwick at 12.00 p.m., arriving in Vancouver at 2.10 p.m., the same day. The return flight AC1934 departs Vancouver at 4.45 p.m., arriving in London Gatwick at 10.25 a.m., the next day (all times local and subject to change). Flight times are ten hours 10 minutes westbound and nine hours 40 minutes eastbound.
The route is operated by 282-seat wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The aircraft interior features a two-cabin configuration with 24 Premium Rouge seats offering both additional legroom and enhanced service in the front cabin, and 258 Economy seats – including 39 Preferred seats with additional legroom – in the rear cabin.
Air Canada Rouge offers customers wireless in-flight entertainment streamed to their own personal electronic devices, modern and stylish cabin interiors, complimentary advanced seat assignment and the ability to earn and redeem Aeroplan miles. Customers are also eligible for Air Canada’s complimentary generous checked and carry-on baggage allowance.
Premium Rouge features spacious seats with deeper recline and 7 more inches of legroom, an enhanced meal service with carefully selected wines and beverages, and a hot towel and snack service. Premium Rouge customers also receive priority check-in and boarding, can check two bags for free (three for eligible Altitude members) and receive a complimentary iPad to enjoy Air Canada Rouge’s streaming in-flight entertainment system. Customers seated in Economy and Preferred seats are served a complimentary hot meal with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
Air Canada Rouge customers arriving at Vancouver International Airport can connect seamlessly with Air Canada flights to destinations across Canada, and throughout the Americas. When travelling from the U.K. and connecting in Vancouver to onward destinations in the U.S., passengers are not required to go through customs, pick up bags or transfer terminals.
In addition to the London Gatwick-Vancouver service, Air Canada Rouge is launching new services to four other European destinations this summer, Montreal to Reykjavik and Marseille and Toronto to Reykjavik and Berlin.
Source:- Gatwick Airport
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