Air Canada Launches International Low-cost Unit rouge from July 2013

Air Canada today (18DEC12) announced the launch of its International low-cost carrier, rouge (Air Canada rouge), which will begin operation from 01JUL13, with a fleet of 142-seater Airbus A319 and 264-seater Boeing 767 aircraft.

Initially, Air Canada rouge will launch new destinations, Edinburgh and Venice, that are currently and previously (within the past 5 years) not served by AC Mainline. The rest of the destinations in Summer 2013 season will see Rouge replacing AC Mainline.

Reservation for Air Canada rouge, using AC1900-1999 flight number range, opens today. Planned routes and schedules as follows.

Montreal – Athens eff 01JUL13 2 weekly
AC1902 YUL1820 – 1030+1ATH 763 16
AC1903 ATH1200 – 1510YUL 763 16

Toronto – Athens eff 03JUL13 4 weekly
AC1900 YYZ1750 – 1030+1ATH 763 x126
AC1901 ATH1200 – 1545YYZ 763 x136

Toronto – Cayo Coco eff 06JUL13 1 weekly
AC1960 YYZ0630 – 0955CCC 319 6
AC1961 CCC1055 – 1425YYZ 319 6

Toronto – Edinburgh eff 02JUL13 3 weekly
AC1904 YYZ2035 – 0830+1EDI 763 246
AC1905 EDI1020 – 1245YYZ 763 357

Toronto – Holguin eff 07JUL13 1 weekly
AC1962 YYZ0630 – 1010HOG 319 7
AC1963 HOG1110 – 1455YYZ 319 7

Toronto – Kingston eff 01JUL13 5 weekly
AC1920 YYZ0845 – 1150KIN 319 x67
AC1921 KIN1250 – 1805YYZ 319 x67

Toronto – Liberia eff 01JUL13 1 weekly
AC1924 YYZ0940 – 1250LIR 319 1
AC1925 LIR1350 – 2105YYZ 319 1

Toronto – Puerto Plata eff 03JUL13 1 weekly
AC1928 YYZ0940 – 1340POP 319 3
AC1929 POP1440 – 1845YYZ 319 3

Toronto – Punta Cana eff 04JUL13 3 weekly
AC1926 YYZ0630 – 1045PUJ 319 467
AC1927 PUJ1145 – 1615YYZ 319 467

Service operates Day 67 from 07SEP13

Toronto – Samana eff 07JUL13 1 weekly
AC1930 YYZ1545 – 1945AZS 319 7
AC1941 AZS2045 – 0100+1YYZ 319 7

Toronto – San Jose Costa Rica eff 02JUL13 2 weekly
AC1922 YYZ0945 – 1255SJO 319 25
AC1923 SJO1355 – 2120YYZ 319 25

Toronto – Santa Clara eff 06JUL13 1 weekly
AC1966 YYZ1630 – 1955SNU 319 6
AC1967 SNU2055 – 0025+1YYZ 319 6

Toronto – Varadero eff 04JUL13 3 weekly
AC1964 YYZ1705 – 2030VRA 319 467
AC1965 VRA2130 – 0050+1YYZ 319 467

Service operates Day 67 from 07SEP13

Toronto – Venice eff 03JUL13 3 weekly
AC1906 YYZ2015 – 1055+1VCE 763 357
AC1907 VCE1225 – 1555YYZ 763 146

The Boeing 767 fleet includes 18 seats of Premium/Preferred Seating. In Air Canada’s FLIFO in the GDS, IATA code is listing as “ZX” internally, previously used by Air BC and Zoom Airlines.