Seasonal service connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport will commence in December

(Greater Palm Springs, CA) – April 20, 2016 – Air Canada announced today it is launching new seasonal service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) on its leisure carrier, Air Canada Rouge. The non-stop flight, which commences December 14, 2016, will give snowbird Canadians more options when seeking out a warm getaway this winter.

“With its year-round sunshine, distinctive hotels, world-class golf, luxurious spas and stunning outdoor adventure activities, Greater Palm Springs has always been a popular destination for Canadian travelers, particular those who reside in British Columbia and Alberta,” said Scott White, president & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are excited that Air Canada is now providing a new, non-stop option for Canadians who reside in the eastern half of the country.”

Not only will the new service help attract new visitors from the Greater Toronto Area and Atlantic Canada regions, it will also open up new connections for international travelers from Europe and the Middle East.

“Seasonally, Toronto Pearson is the second-busiest airport in North America for international connections,” said White. “This new service will also provide one more way for European travelers to make their connections to the Greater Palm Springs.”

The new flights begin on December 14, 2016 and will operate three times per week. Flight AC1827 departs Toronto at 09:15 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Palm Springs at 11:26.  Return flight AC1826 departs Palm Springs at 12:15 and arrives in Toronto at 19:30. Service ends for the season on April 16, 2017. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge, on a 136-seat Airbus A319, which is outfitted with premium and economy cabins.

Seats on this new route are now available for purchase at Travelers can also purchase vacation packages through Air Canada Vacations or by contacting their local travel agent.

Photo courtesy of Yan Gouger,


About Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella.  As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit

About Air Canada

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.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger 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.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit:

About Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada Rouge is Air Canada's leisure airline. Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada Rouge offers 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. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada Rouge is backed by Air Canada's 79-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations' 35-year history of vacation travel excellence. For more information, visit or to book a flight visit


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