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AIR CANADA STATEMENT ON PORT AUTHORITY MANAGEMENT TAKEOVER OF ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Date: Mar 20, 2013
Press Release Number: 33-2013

The following statement was issued by Derek A. Vanstone, Air Canada Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Industry & Government Affairs:

“The news that the Port Authority is adding the Atlantic City airport to its operations is very positive from Air Canada’s point of view.

As you know, Air Canada does not currently operate to Atlantic City, but we do have long-standing operations at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark, all of which are operated by the Port Authority. In our experience, the Port Authority has been excellent to work with, and we welcome any and all opportunities to deepen this relationship.

I have discussed this news with our Network Planning people, and on the basis of the Port Authority’s operating experience and our long relationship, I can confirm that Air Canada is absolutely prepared to consider operations to the Atlantic City Airport and we are prepared to undertake those discussions.”

Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the #1 provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market and the Canada-U.S. trans-border market. They fly to over 170 destinations on five continents, serve over 33 million customers annually, and operate more than 1,500 flights daily. Air Canada is the founding member of Star Alliance, the most comprehensive air transportation network in the world.

Contact: Peter Fitzpatrick at (416) 263-5576 or peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca