Air Canada to increase flight capacity to China   2010-04-05 11:36:40 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Air Canada, Canada's flagship airline, announced that it will increase flight capacity between Canada and China to meet Chinese people's growing travel demand.

The company said it will increase the number of direct Beijing-Canada and Shanghai-Canada flights to 28 a week from June this year.

It will also launch direct flights between Guangzhou and Vancouver from 2013 to further improve its airline service.

As the two countries strengthen exchanges in various fields, Air Canada endeavors to provide more convenient and fast services for Chinese tourists and businessmen, Air Canada chief executive officer Calin Rovinescu said.

China granted Canada tourist destination status last December which indicated closer ties between the two countries and would bring millions of dollars into Canada's tourism industry.

According to the latest survey conducted by the conference board of Canada, the number of Chinese tourists to Canada will jump 50 percent each year as of 2015.

The Montreal-based company carries more than 33 million passengers each year and provides regular and cargo services to over 170 destinations worldwide. 

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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