YLW Connection - Winter 2009 - (Page 10)

Air Canada – Connecting Kelowna A ir Canada is one of Kelowna International Airport’s (YLW) longest standing service providers. Over the past several decades, Air Canada has provided service to Kelowna through various affiliated airlines. Today, Air Canada provides many non-stop flights a day to Canadian locations and, in most cases, passengers are only one connection away from their final destination. Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2007, Air Canada together with its regional affiliate Jazz, operated an average of 1,370 scheduled flights per day and carried over 33 million passengers. Air Canada maximizes the flight connection possibilities from Kelowna and has been a strong contributing factor in YLW’s unprecedented growth in recent years. Its extensive global network, with hubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, provides scheduled passenger jet service directly to 65 Canadian cities, 55 destinations in the United States and 54 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. With service to 965 airports in 162 countries, Air Canada connects passengers to an endless list of domestic, transborder, and international destinations. As the busy winter travel season arrives at Kelowna International, Air Canada has ramped up their flight service by offer the following: Calgary – up to 4 flights daily, using a 50 and 70-seat CRJ Bombardier jet aircraft. Vancouver – up to 7 flights daily, using a mix of 50 seat Dash 8-300 aircraft, 50 and 70-seat CRJ Bombardier jet aircraft, 93-seat Embraer E-190 jet aircraft, and 120-seat Airbus A-319 jet aircraft. Toronto - regular service with 93-seat Embraer E-190 jet aircraft. For all those skiers and snowboarders traveling through YLW this winter, Air Canada is pleased to waive the excess baggage fees for skis and snowboards. Passengers must pre-register for this exception at the time of booking or at least a minimum of 24 hours prior to their flight to ensure the fee is waived. To help improve the air travel experience, Air Canada has recently launched several new initiatives to benefit air travelers. Their Flight Pass program offers a prepaid package of electronic one-way flight credits to be used within a certain geographic region over a specific time period. The program offers excellent value and travel cost predictability, flexibility, online booking convenience (24/7 and up to one hour prior to departure), and advance online seat selection. 10 YLW CONNECTION

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of YLW Connection - Winter 2009

YLW Connection - Winter 2009
Contents
Airport Services
Customer Survey Shows YLW on Track
Las Vegas - The To-Do List That Never Ends
Winter Maintenance: Snow Removal 24/7
Kelowna's Largest Tim Hortons Lands at YLW
Air Canada - Connecting Kelowna to the World
Air Travel Etiquette
Staying Ahead of the Curve at YLW
Airport Ambassadors Make Dreams Come True
Dream Big
Advisory Committee Helps Chart Flight Plan for Kelowna International
Growing a Creative Okanagan Economy
Pregnancy & Travel
Flying Securely
YLW News
Trivia & Games

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