Air Canada rouge has launched year-round service between Toronto and Orlando, offering three daily round-trips on a 365-day basis.
The carrier, which is the low-cost wing of Air Canada, will also begin operating two more daily seasonal round-trips on the Toronto-Orlando route on December 14, through April 30, 2014.
On March 1, Air Canada rouge will add a sixth daily round-trip on the route, offering a higher service frequency between Toronto and Orlando than any other Canadian carrier. However, Air Canada is only operating its sixth daily round-trip for less than a month, until March 28.
Air Canada rouge will operate the route with Airbus A319 aircraft fitted with Premium rouge seats in addition to rouge and rouge Plus seating.
Premium rouge service on the airline’s A319s will also be introduced on flights to several Air Canada rouge destinations in the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico in the coming months.
Air Canada rouge will also assume the Montreal-Orlando route from its parent carrier on February 15, 2014.
“Canada is the No. 1 international market for visitors to Orlando, which is home to seven of the world’s top 20 theme parks, an incredible diversity of restaurants and shopping experiences that range from luxury brands and high-end boutiques to one of the greatest collections of outlet malls in the United States,” says George Aguel, president & CEO of Visit Orlando.
Air Canada rouge’s year-round schedule from Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA code YYZ) to Orlando International Airport sees the first daily flight leave YYZ at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at MCO at 12:20 p.m.
The second year-round daily flight will depart YYZ at 5:10 p.m. and reach MCO at 8:00 p.m. The third flight will push back from the gate at YYZ at 8:40 p.m. and land at MCO at 11:30 p.m.
Additionally, from December 14 until April 30, a daily Air Canada rouge flight will depart YYZ at 6:30 a.m. and reach MCO at 9:23 a.m. From December 14 to April 30, also, another daily flight will push back from the gate at YYZ at 11:10 a.m. and arrive at MCO at 2:03 p.m.
Finally, from March 1 to March 28, another flight will depart YYZ at 6:50 p.m. and get to MCO at 9:43 p.m.
In the other direction, the first year-round daily flight is timed to leave MCO at 7:15 a.m. and touch down at YYZ at 10:04 a.m. The second departs MCO at 1:15 p.m. and gets to YYZ at 4:04 p.m. The third pushes back from the gate at MCO at 8:55 p.m. and lands at YYZ at 11:44 p.m.
From December 14 to April 30, another flight is scheduled to leave MCO at 10:15 a.m. and touch down at YYZ at 1:04 p.m. From December 14 to April 30, also, a daily flight departs MCO at 2:55 p.m. and gets to YYZ at 5:44 p.m.
Finally, from March 1 to March 28, 2014, a daily Air Canada rouge flight will push back from the gate at MCO at 6:00 a.m. and reach YYZ at 8:49 a.m.
On select routes, Air Canada rouge will operate newly retrofitted A319s aircraft fitted with 136 seats, including 12 Premium rouge seats in the first three rows of the aircraft in a separate, curtained cabin.
Premium rouge service features a 35-inch seat pitch with a 5-inch recline, blocked middle seats for more personal space, complimentary entertainment including both free content and iPads and a premium meal and beverage service. Premium rouge customers also receive complimentary Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority check in, security and boarding.
Air Canada rouge will offer its A319 Premium rouge service on the Toronto-Orlando route, from November 25; on Toronto-Sarasota, from November 30; on Toronto-Kingston (Jamaica) from January 6; Toronto-San Jose (Costa Rica), from January 6; Toronto-Cancun, from January 6; and Montreal-Las Vegas, from March 1.
In addition to Premium rouge, the A319 cabins also have six new slimline rouge Plus seats in a three-plus-three seat-row configuration directly behind the Premium rouge cabin, offering more legroom; and 118 new slimline rouge seats, also in a three-plus-three configuration.