Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Friday, July 07, 2000

Washington Region Connects With Canada - Air Canada Begins New Dulles SErvice to Vancouver

With 171 weekly flights to five cities in Canada, the Washington region is more connected to Canada than ever before. Summer travelers can chose from 92 weekly flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National and 79 weekly flights from Washington Dulles International Airport.

On June 5, Air Canada began new daily service to Vancouver and added a second weekly flight to Halifax and a third weekly to Montreal from Dulles. Combined, Air Canada and U.S. Airways serve Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto out of National, and Air Canada serves Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and now Vancouver from Dulles International Airport.

"Canada has been a very important North American market for us, and we’re pleased to expand service even further," said James A. Wilding, President/CEO of the Airports Authority. "Service to Vancouver now provides this region’s passengers and shippers with a key western Canadian connection."

Non-Stop Canadian Air Service
As of June 5, 2000

From National Airport (DCA):
Market (Airport) Air Carrier Departures (weekly)



Montreal Dorval (YUL) Air Canada 20
Ottawa (YOW) Air Canada 7
Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada 46

US Airways Express (Mesa) 19



From Dulles Airport (IAD):
Halifax (YHZ) Air Canada 14
Montreal Dorval (YUL) Air Canada 21
Ottawa (YOW) Air Canada 18
Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada 19
Vancouver (YVR) Air Canada 7

Source: SH&E Airport Schedule Report, effective June 19-25, 2000.

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