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Airlines Enhance Joint Web Site

[Montreal, CANADA] Air Canada has redesigned its Web site with a new look and easier to access, more complete Interactive Services section.

Canadian Airlines' Web site has been integrated into the redesigned Air Canada one, where both airlines' products and online services are now available.

Effective immediately, customers can access the airlines' interactive flight booking services directly from the Air Canada home page.

Customers can now also enjoy a faster and easier access to flight schedules, timetables that can be downloaded, as well as arrival and departure times for Air Canada or Canadian Airlines operated flights.

In addition, Aeroplan members can quickly access personal account information, check their account balance and book Aeroplan reward travel through Aeroplan Virtual Rewards. Canadian Plus members have their own 'Canadian Plus' button in the main navigation bar.

"The redesign and fresh, new look of our site mark another step towards the integration of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines," said Alice Keung, vice president, Information Technology and chief information officer.

"Our objective is to offer our customers the fastest and most convenient access to interactive tools and key information on Air Canada and Canadian Airlines."

In February this year, Air Canada was honored with the Internet World Impact Award for its Web site at the Internet World Canada 2000 Conference in Toronto.

The site was selected for having the most impact on changing the way people buy.

In August, eMarketer, a leading provider of Internet statistics, ranked Air Canada's site among the top ten airline Web sites in the world.

Previous InternetNews.com coverage related to this announcement include:

Air Canada Teams Up for Web-Based Booking, September 13, 1999.

Airline Sites Need Work, June 1, 1999.

Canadian Airlines Offers Multilingual Site, April 30, 1999.

Vista 350 Phone Supplements Air Canada Website, June 26, 1998.