Palm Springs ranks as one of Canadians favorite winter playground getaways. Often when visiting the Springs we run into Canadian snowbirds at condos, hotels and restaurants which many frequent regularly. There is also a large contingent of Canadians who own second homes in the Desert. So this is good news for them because d starting in December they will be able to get there easier and cheaper thanks to new service planned by Air Canada. The carrier announced today April 20 that it is launching four new seasonal Air Canada rouge (the brand’s leisure airline) services that will include non-stop Toronto to Palm Springs flights. Other new flights will carry Canadians between Montreal and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Montreal and San José, Costa Rica; and Toronto to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. “Canada is a large market for Palm Springs and we are excited to welcome more visitors from the eastern part of the country,” said Mary Jo Ginther, director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “Flying into Palm Springs is like no place else, with an open-air airport, stunning mountain vistas, year round sunshine and gorgeous weather, you immediately feel the relaxed vibe and warmth of the surroundings.”
Toronto-Palm Springs service starts Dec. 14, 2016 with flight AC1827. It will operate three times weekly departing Toronto at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday arriving in Palm Springs at 11:26 a.m.. Return flight AC1826 departs Palm Springs at 12:15 p.m. and arrives in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. The service will be discontinued on April 16, 2017. The Air Canada rouge flights will be on a 136-seat Airbus A319 that provides a choice of premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec-City, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver as well as international destinations such as Delhi and Dubai.
About Air Canada rouge
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada’s leisure airline offering competitively-priced travel to 69 exciting leisure destinations on 95 routes in Europe, Mexico, the U.S., the Caribbean, Asia, South America, Africa and Canada. (Learn more by watching the video).
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers. The airline offers service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.