Air Canada Rouge Celebrates 3rd Birthday On Canada Day

Air Canada Rouge rings in third birthday (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada Rouge celebrated its 3rd birthday July 1st . The fast growing AC subsidiary now has a network of 100 routes on 5 continents served by a fleet of 44 aircraft.

"After 3 years of rapid growth, we will mark our 3rd birthday on Canada Day by proudly operating 123 flights carrying more than 23,000 customers. Air Canada Rouge was first introduced as a leisure carrier in 2013 to serve Mexico, the Caribbean and select destinations in Europe. With investments in our fleet, network, and product, as well as our unique approach to on-board service, Air Canada Rouge has grown to play a key role within Air Canada," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

"Air Canada Rouge has surpassed our expectations and has become integral to our international growth strategy. Its popularity with leisure travellers and the efficiencies of its innovative business model are enabling Air Canada to effectively compete for vacation traffic and open new markets around the world."

In just the past 2 months, Air Canada Rouge has begun offering service on 7 new international routes including service from Toronto to Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, London-Gatwick and Glasgow; Vancouver to Dublin and Montreal to Casablanca.

On its launch day – Canada Day, July 1st, 2013 – Rouge operated 5 flights with 775 customers.

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