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Air Canada to begin non-stop Calgary-Tokyo flights

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Air Canada is to launch non-stop flights between Calgary and Tokyo. The airline will operate three times weekly flights to Tokyo's Narita International Airport beginning March 27, 2010 in time for summer peak travel.

To promote its new Calgary-Tokyo route, Air Canada is offering introductory fares starting from C$598 round-trip before taxes and other charges.

"The introduction of the only non-stop service between Calgary and Tokyo is great news for customers traveling between Alberta and Asia on business or leisure as well as for freight forwarders," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. "Air Canada's new non-stop Narita service will provide Albertans direct access to a major Asian gateway that offers one convenient connection point with our Star Alliance partners to key destinations throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, several points across Japan among others. Our initial schedule of three weekly flights during the 2010 summer season is the first step towards building year-round, daily flights."

In addition to offering efficient connections at Narita to points throughout Asia with Air Canada's Star Alliance partners, ANA, Asiana, THAI and United Airlines, Air Canada's Calgary-Japan flights are timed to offer convenient connections to and from communities across Alberta and Western Canada served by Air Canada.

Air Canada's Calgary-Tokyo flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Calgary at 12:20 p.m. and arriving in Narita the following day at 2 p.m. Flights will depart Narita on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 4 p.m., arriving Calgary same day at 10:45 a.m.

Air Canada will operate the new non-stop service with fully refurbished 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft offering a choice of Economy Class and Executive First service featuring 24 lie-flat bed suites.

The new Calgary-Tokyo service will complement the carrier's daily non-stop flights to Tokyo from both Vancouver and Toronto. Next summer, the carrier will offer up to 17 flights each week from Canada to Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

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Just great, just finished my only Calgary run ever. Too late.

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Nice place to visit the Tar Sands. Wonder if Japan will stake a claim.

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sounds good, eh!

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I like the term non-stop.

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Once again, Moose Jaw gets the shaft..

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great another option to get home & avoid going by the US!!!

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WoooHooo!! That will make going home so much easier! Thanks Air Canada.

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Beware this air-line. I flew them twice recently, and both times had 2 hour delays before push-back. Wish Canadian Airlines still existed. Still, they're better than anything thats offered south of the 49th parallel .

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If only they have direct flight to Toronto or Ottawa. On the other hand, I enjoy sitting at the terminal and observe people. They are really fun to watch.

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there are direct flts to T.O.

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Thanks! GW.

I do not know why I always take the route that goes to US though. Actually, up to the point the US custom pretty much recognize me. I prefer Ottawa more than Toronto as I actually spend a lot of my time in Ottawa. Toronto, it just that I have an office there. But, still observing people in the terminal is quite entertaining. Same as when I observe people on the train.

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I didn't know there was a demand for a Tokyo-Calgary route.

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I didn't know there was a demand for a Tokyo-Calgary route.

Us rednecks like to travel too! But seriously, now everyone in between Toronto and Vancouver will have the alternate choice of flying out of a less busy airport. Being from Calgary, it will save a lot of hassle of having to go through customs in Vancouver, collecting my luggage and rushing to catch my connecting flight.

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xpompey,

I suspect this is mostly geared to japanese who head to banff etc. AC flights from mid Jun to early Sep fill up whether it was to YVR or YYZ, these YYC flights might allow me to fly home in summer without having to deal a-hole US immigration & customs those jerks really need to be avoided if you can

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I suspect hockey is behind this.

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GW great point. I was trying to figure out why this route was created but that makes sense. Hoserfella TOO FUNNY HAHAHAHAHA Moose Jaw...

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I'm planing on visiting Japan sometime next year, so this would be a nice trip to Canada. Non-stop. I have no idea what that will be like except they say its a overnight flight.

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Yahoo!! i don:t know if there is a demand.. after all they are using an old 767ER (prolly one of the old CP planes...) the word i liked was refurbished... i.e. no CRT monitors overhead... i am looking forward to these flights: AC09 & AC10. I know that durning the summer months there are private charters out of tokyo direct to calgary... BUT regular scheduled service even 3 times a week.. non-stop to Cowtown will be great.. more competition..lower fares..

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