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News Release - January 30, 2018

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Air Canada Announces New Service to Calgary from YQQ

Air Canada today announced it will begin new, non-stop service daily to Calgary from Comox on July 2, 2018.

This is obviously good news," comments Fred Bigelow, CEO at YQQ. "It's great to see the confidence Air Canada has in our market. Adding service through Calgary during the peak summer months will offer even more options for travellers to access and experience Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley. For our outbound market, the opportunity to access Air Canada's extensive global network through another major hub is significant."

Seasonal Flight Schedule for flight AC8362/AC8361:

Depart YYCArrive YQQDepart YQQArrive YYC
10:05 am10:58 am11:30 am14:14 pm

Full details of Air Canada's release can be found here:

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CVAC Contact:

Maxine Montgomery
Marketing Development Manager
Direct: 250-890-0829 ext 253
cell:250-218-7566
mmontgomery@comoxairport.com
About YQQ

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is an economic driver for Northern Vancouver Island, supporting about 193 direct jobs including airlines, airport management, security, food and beverage, retail and ground transportation. The airport and tourism business community together generate $367 million in Gross Domestic Product and $701 million in direct economic output for the community. YQQ is operated by the Comox Valley Airport Commission, which was established in 1996 as a non-share capital and not-for-profit organization to operate the civil aviation facilities, including the terminal and apron at YQQ. The airfield and its associated systems, including air traffic control, are operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force at 19 Wing Comox on a continuous 24-hour basis. Air service is currently provided by WestJet Airlines, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines. In 2017, the airport handled over 369,000 travellers.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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