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Cheap Flights Coming for Air Canada

Air Canada is planning on launching a low-cost carrier that will begin operating in 2013.  On Wednesday, Air Canada’s chief financial officer, Michael Rousseau, said that the airline is mere weeks away from letting out details of the much-anticipated budget carrier.  Rousseau says it is an exciting time for the company as a whole, but also for the employees.  The new discount carrier will focus on sun destinations as well as destinations in Europe.

 

Air Canada studied the potential of forming a partnership, but decided to go it alone.  The new carrier will be owned solely by Air Canada and will be direct competition for the likes of Air Transat and Sunwing.  The new carrier will also have a separate management team.  The creation of the new carrier is possible because of an arbitration decision made in July that will allow up to 50 aircraft, including 20 Boeing 767s and 30 Airbus 319s, to be used to operate the discount carrier.

 

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