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May 16, 2008 | General

Canada 3000 has released its spring flight schedule serving Edmonton International Airport, including new and improved services to Halifax, London Gatwick, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Honolulu.

In total, Canada 3000 will offer 14 weekly flights, compared to seven weekly flights (to Vancouver and Toronto) in last summers schedule.

We believe Northern Alberta will be a strong market for us, and we intend to serve it well, said Rod Gore, Edmontons Station Manager for Canada 3000 Airlines. The expected consolidation of air service to the Edmonton International Airport was definitely a key factor in choosing to offer more services from Edmonton.

Were delighted, said Garry King, Vice-President of Marketing and Corporate Development for Edmonton Airports. We promised more flights and better service with support for consolidation, and with Canada 3000’s help, were going to deliver.

Canada 3000 is the second airline to announce specific new flights since consolidation was approved by city voters in a plebiscite on October 16, 1995. The first was Horizon Air, introducing three daily non-stop flights to Seattle on December 17. Air Canada has also indicated that new service will follow the consolidation of flights, including RapidAir service to Calgary and Vancouver, increased service to London Heathrow, and new service to Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago.

Canada 3000 will offer a new non-stop weekly flight to Halifax, and a direct service to London Gatwick. In addition, there will be two weekly direct flights to Los Angeles, two weekly direct flights to Las Vegas, and one weekly direct flight to Honolulu.

Las Vegas and Hawaii are high demand locations for Northern Albertans, said King. Traditionally served during the winter months only, we will now have service to these key destinations year-round, thanks to Canada 3000. Non-stop service to the Maritimes is a significant improvement for us and the Gatwick service will be very popular for the European-bound traveller this summer.

The new services will begin at the end of April, except Halifax which will begin May 28.