Air Canada’s new leisure airline takes flight

Air Canada’s new leisure airline Rouge is now flying out of Vancouver. The low-cost subsidiary of Air Canada was launched at Vancouver International Airport today.

The Rouge-stylized airbus 319 can carry up to 142 passengers and specializes in flights to vacation destinations outside of Canada.

“It’s the perfect size aircraft for three to four hour flight destinations in the United States,” said Renee Smith-Valade, VP of Customer Relations for Air Canada.

Rouge airlines offers daily non-stop flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Anchorage, as well as four flights a day to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

There are currently 18 planes in the fleet and Smith-Valade said they will grow to 43 this year with 50 planes being the overall total for the fleet.


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