Air Canada welcomed a select group of its partners – agents, operators and corporate clients – to an intimate gathering in Toronto last night (Oct. 14) to celebrate the impending launch of its new services to Rio de Janeiro and Panama City.
Virgilio Russi, senior director, sales – Canada for AC, told the gathering that for him it was a special evening for a couple of reasons, that included both the launch of the new flights, but also because Russi is from Brazil.
Both services will operate three times a week, with the Rio flights beginning on Dec. 11, while the Panama City service starts on Dec. 17.
Duncan Bureau, vice-president, global sales for AC, was also excited about the new flights, thanking the gathering for their support – support that helped the carrier turn in some pretty solid numbers of late – but noting that with 3,000 seats a month to Panama and 5,000 a month to Rio, that support was even more important.
“There are lots of seats to fill and we need your help to do that,” Bureau said, adding that the ultimate goal for AC is to operate daily service to both destinations.
So stay tuned, there’s bound to be more from AC and its service to Latin America.
In the photo: Air Canada’s Duncan Bureau poses with the Brazilian dancers who provided the evening’s entertainment.