SanFrancisco CableCarsAir Canada will launch new daily non-stop, year-round services on May 1, 2018 from Edmonton to San Francisco. Flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada's in-flight entertainment on personal touch-screens at every seat.

Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada said, "Edmonton is one of Canada's growing cities with a considerable young, entrepreneurial demographic marked by the unprecedented inclusion of three Edmonton restaurants in our recent Air Canada's Best New Restaurants. Our new flights will give the increasing start-up, tech and innovator businesses in Alberta's capital city direct access to California's Silicon Valley, and additionally, a wide array of onward connections can be made at Star Alliance's San Francisco global hub."

"Silicon Valley businesses are investing and expanding inAlbertaand partnering with our technology researchers and entrepreneurs," saidAlberta'sEconomic Development and Trade MinisterDeron Bilous.  "In my Silicon Valley trade missions those businesses have been clear that direct flights toSan Franciscowill mean more opportunities to work together to diversify our economy and create new jobs at home.  Congratulations to the teams at Air Canada andEdmontonInternational Airport for their work to help make sureAlbertacontinues to be one of best places on the continent to invest and do business."

"Edmontonand northernAlberta'snew connectivity withSan Franciscoenhances our innovators and entrepreneurs' access to capital, networks and brainpower. This daily year-round service will serve the needs of leisure and business travellers, building on an already energetic startup scene inEdmontonand strong ties with northernCalifornia," statedEdmonton'sMayorDon Iveson.

AirCanada'sEdmonton-San Franciscoflights will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand, and are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's regional flight network inEdmontonand withStar Alliancepartner United Airlines inSan Francisco, as well as providing for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption,Star Alliancereciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access atEdmonton, priority boarding and other benefits.

AC8743

Edmonton-San Francisco

Departs 4:10 p.m.

Arrives 6:10 p.m.

Daily, begins May 1, 2018

AC8744

San Francisco-Edmonton

Departs 11:50 a.m.

Arrives 3:35 p.m.

Daily, begins May 1, 2018