MONTREAL — Air Canada Rouge has returned to the skies at long last, with flights operating between Toronto and Las Vegas, Orlando and Regina.
Service, which has been suspended since spring 2021 due to the pandemic, resumed yesterday, Sept. 7. Other destinations, including Cancun and Tampa, will be introduced later this month.
“Air Canada Rouge remains integral to Air Canada’s overall strategy. As we emerge from the pandemic, we anticipate increased demand for vacation travel and from customers flying to enjoy overdue visits with family and friends,” said Jon Turner, Vice President Inflight Services and President, Rouge Operations, at Air Canada.
“Air Canada’s leisure airline is ideally suited to serve this market with a compelling array of leisure destinations and an inviting travel experience so that the holidays begin as soon as customers board an Air Canada Rouge aircraft,” he added.
In addition to the resumption of service, Air Canada Rouge also provided a sneak peek of the cabin interior that will be available on nine Airbus A321 aircraft of the 39-aircraft Rouge Fleet, with the first entering service later this fall. These nine aircraft feature a new contemporary interior design with playful Rouge brand accents and will be configured with leather seats featuring a 30-inch seat pitch in Economy class. The A321 aircraft also offer upgraded personal power options, including USB-C ports, and a convenient personal electronic device holder integrated into the seatback.
The airline has also upgraded streaming entertainment, allowing customers to stream hours of television and movies on a complimentary basis directly to their own device via their web browser, or their complimentary, sanitized iPad in Premium Rouge. Also, refreshed uniforms have been unveiled, featuring many pieces of the award-winning Air Canada mainline uniformed as well as new neckwear and brevets.
Customers travelling in Premium Rouge will be offered a complimentary bar and beverage service, and a complimentary meal on flights over two hours or a snack on flights of shorter duration.
All flights are operated using the Air Canada CleanCare+ suite of biosafety measures. For more information go to www.flyrouge.com.