Daily flights launched between Okanagan and Toronto

Air Canada rouge will begin daily service between YLW and Toronto Pearson International Airport in June,

Service is expanding at Kelowna International Airport.

Air Canada rouge will begin daily service between YLW and Toronto Pearson International Airport in June, offering 40 per cent additional capacity on this route year-over-year.

“This is exciting news,” said Sam Samaddar, YLW Kelowna International Airport director.

“Air Canada first began seasonal non-stop service to Toronto in 2002 at YLW. We are pleased to be one of the first new domestic routes for the Air Canada rouge service. Air Canada rouge provides more capacity, therefore more people travelling to the Okanagan, and more convenience for customers in the Okanagan with just one stop to virtually anywhere in Air Canada’s world through its global Toronto hub.”

Air Canada rouge will operate flights using a 136-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering both premium and economy cabins of service.

“The Okanagan Valley and our Toronto global hub are important markets, and the expansion of Air Canada rouge on this key domestic route is an important element of our strategy for sustainable growth,” said Kevin C. Howlett, senior vice-president of regional markets at Air Canada.