PLUS: Air Canada introduces
industry-leading pre-boarding for customers with carry-on instruments
and discount policy for additional seat
MONTREAL – Air Canada today announced it has added
Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to its
roster of Canadian symphony orchestras it supports from coast to coast.
The airline also announced today new industry-leading policies offering
special care for carry-on musical instruments, the latest in a series of
measures designed to ease its customers’ travel experience.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Symphony Nova Scotia
and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, making Air Canada the Official
Airline of nine of the country’s leading symphony orchestras coast to
coast,” said Craig Landry, Air Canada’s Vice President, Marketing, who
is speaking at today’s Symphony Nova Scotia’s Symphony Week concert at
Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport.
“As a proud Canadian brand, we believe in supporting these pre-eminent
arts organizations to help enrich and engage audiences across this
country. Through our role as Official Airline, we are honoured to help
promote the best of Canadian orchestra performances worldwide by
supporting international tours with our global reach.”
In addition to Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic
Orchestra, Air Canada is proud to be Official Airline to: Orchestre
Symphonique de Montreal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts
Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony
Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as supporting the new
generation of talent at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
“We are also pleased to introduce industry-leading enhancements for all
our customers travelling with carry-on instruments, including
pre-boarding benefits and a generous discount when purchasing an
additional seat for their instrument,” concluded Mr. Landry.
Effective today, customers may purchase a seat at a 50 per cent
discount off any published fare, including the lowest Tango fares, to
accommodate their musical instrument. More information about this
industry-leading initiative is here
Also effective today, all customers travelling with instruments as
carry-on on Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge flights
have the opportunity to pre-board ahead of general boarding to ensure
their instruments may be conveniently and securely stowed close by.