28-May-2013 8:40 AM

Air Canada rouge prepares for launch

Air Canada rouge, Air Canada’s LCC start-up subsidiary, is preparing to launch services in Jul-2013 and is currently training its first 150 flight attendants. The carrier's flight attendants are currently training at Air Canada’s Montreal and Toronto training facilities and are receiving specialised customer service training at the Disney Institute in Florida, US. rouge unveiled its new uniform on 27-May-2013 featuring specialised accessories such as rouge branded scarves, neck ties and hats. President and CEO Michael Friisdahl said, "Our inflight crews will embody the distinctive leisure personality that we want our customers to enjoy on Air Canada rouge.” rouge plans to hire its next round of flight attendants in Aug-2013 averaging 25 to 40 flight attendants for every aircraft delivered over the next three years. rouge plans to operate 20 Boeing 767-300ERs and 30 A319s within the next three to five years. [more - original PR]

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