February 1, 2011
Air Canada is boosting its Calgary-Tokyo non-stop flights in response to strong demand after introducing the route last summer.
Beginning March 26, the airline will increase its schedule to five weekly flights, up from three.
This is a step towards continuing the non-stop service year-round, subject to obtaining the necessary approvals in Japan.
Air Canada’s increased Calgary-Tokyo schedule will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing Calgary at 12:45 p.m. and arriving in Narita the following day at 2:25 p.m.
Flights will depart Narita on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m., arriving Calgary the same day, at 10:40 a.m.
In other news, lower-than-expected demand for planned Vancouver-Tokyo Haneda non-stop flights has delayed the launch of that route until more convenient arrival and departure times can be obtained.
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