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Friday
May282010

Air Canada begins flights between St. John’s and London

Yesterday, Air Canada made its inaugural seasonal flight between St. John's International Airport (IATA: YYT; ICAO: CYYT) in the Maritime province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR; ICAO: EGLL) in London.

One flight a day in each direction on Air Canada is scheduled until September 26.  The daily, seasonal flight leaves St. John’s International at about 9:50 in the evening local time, and arrives at Heathrow Airport the next morning at about 6:25 local time.  It leaves Heathrow at 12:35 in the afternoon (local time) and arrives at St. John’s around 2:25 in the afternoon the same day (local time).

Air Canada was founded in 1936 as Trans-Canada Airlines.  It became unquestionably Canada’s premier airline when it acquired Canadian Airlines in 2001.  Air Canada was voted North America’s “Best Airline” at the 2010 World Airline Awards.  St. John’s International Airport was constructed in the early days of World War II (1939-1945) as a defense measure.  It is the easternmost airport in a North American country, and is one of five Canadian airports approved as a landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle.

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