La nouvelle filiale à rabais d'Air Canada, Air Canada rouge, commencera ses activités vers l'Europe et les Caraïbes dès juillet, surtout à partir de Toronto, mais aussi de Montréal.

Des vols de Toronto seront offerts vers 10 destinations des Caraïbes et trois destinations européennes: Athènes, Venise et Édimbourg. Ces deux dernières destinations n'étaient pas desservies jusqu'alors par le transporteur. Air Canada rouge offrira aussi un vol Montréal-Athènes.

Fin septembre, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) expliquait que ce nouveau transporteur à rabais allait lui permettre d'exploiter des destinations européennes qui ne sont pas rentables actuellement et de rendre son offre plus concurrentielle vers certaines destinations prisées par les vacanciers durant les périodes de pointe.

Au départ, la flotte d'Air Canada rouge comptera quatre avions. Le nouveau transporteur à rabais devrait avoir éventuellement une flotte de 50 avions, 20 Boeing 767 et 30 Airbus A319. Environ 20 % de sièges supplémentaires seront ajoutés dans chaque appareil, comparativement aux configurations d'Air Canada, pour générer plus de profits.

Air Canada, dont le siège social est à Montréal, souhaite concurrencer les Air Transat, Sunwing et WestJet. De son côté, WestJet lancera en 2013 un transporteur à rabais régional qui desservira de petits marchés. Des appareils Bombardier Q400 feront partie de la flotte de WestJet Encore.

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  • St. Barts

    <a href="">Gouverneur beach, St. Barts,</a> from April 2012 from Kate Auletta.

  • La Havane

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">eeerrric</a>:<br />

  • Ithaca, New York

    "Fall colors in the <a href="">Taughannock Gorge just outside Ithaca</a>." - Paul Brady

  • Mangel Halto, Aruba

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Cary Ann Bennett</a>:<br />An incredible snorkel trip!!!

  • The Book Town Fjærland, Norway

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">pinneguri</a>:<br />My husband showed me the part of the country where he grew up. It was a stunning trip in a absolutely stunning landscape, the western part of Norway.

  • Fall Time in the Chi

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">travelinglatina</a>:<br />One of my favorite pictures of all time has to be this one! It just reminds me how beautiful Chicago is during the fall and one of the best seasons to come to this enchanting city. [Photo taken by Traveling Latina]

  • Pont de l'Archevêché

    "<a href="">Paris is my favorite place in the world</a>, and I love how the locks on the Pont de l'Archevêché line the way to the oldest part of the city." - Rebecca Dolan

  • Magic Kingdom Wedding

    "I've been to Disney World many times but <a href="">getting married in the Wedding Pavilion</a> across from the Magic Kingdom fireworks show was one of the best trips of my life." - <a href="">Annemarie Dooling</a>

  • The Rockies

    "The train is my favorite way to travel, and the views as the <a href="">cross-Canada train winds through the Rockies</a> are gorgeous." - Rebecca Dolan

  • Sunset at the Grand Canyon.

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">irishgirl119</a>:<br />Sunset at the Grand Canyon

  • London

    Kate Auletta took this shot of a random garden (that surely has a lovely, royal name) near the Thames in London from May.

  • Maine

    "The view of the harbor in Portland, Maine from the top of the Portland Observatory." - Kate Auletta

  • France in the spring.

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">garbios</a>:<br />You find art riding along the back roads of France, like the rape seed fields of yellow. Gerry Arbios

  • Hilton Head

    An overcast afternoon on the beach of Daufuskie Island.

  • Sunset Fishing

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Rich Berrett</a>:<br />Walking in Cienfuegos Cuba I found this man throwing his new with cigaret in his mouth...

  • Beach at Tulum, Mexico

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Trini65</a>:<br />We visited the Tulum Mayan ruins on a shore excursion on our recent cruise. The whole trip was special because it was our first cruise, and also first real (international) vacation with my mom.

  • The Keukenhof Garden, Lisse - May, 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Trini65</a>:<br />Tulips and dutch clogs in the Keukenhof Garden - May, 2012 - Nadine Hamad

  • Italy

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">pagodared</a>:<br />Visited family in Fossacesia, Italy where these Trabocchi Fishing Huts stand in the Adriatic Sea.

  • Monhegan Island, Maine by Melanie Renzulli

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">melanierenzulli</a>:<br />Summers are sublime in Maine. Monhegan, located about an hour's ferry ride from the mainland, is the ultimate New England idyll.

  • Rangitoto Island, NZ

    "This tiny house sits at the bottom of Rangitoto Island, a volcanic crater just outside of Auckland, New Zealand. There's a tiny swing and a babbling brook and it looks like the perfect life." - Annemarie Dooling

  • Sunrise

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">sunil T</a>:<br />A beautiful sunrise at a beach in Samana, Dominican Republic

  • Holiday Visit to an Indiana Small Town

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">artylulu</a>:<br />This Charming town in Southern Indiana has a huge display of lights. It was a great visit with family members, it included a visit with Santa, and a great local pizza restaurant on the town square.

  • Cinderella's Castle

    "Cinderella's Castle looks best when lit up in holiday icicle lights. This night it was i<a href="" target="_hplink">lluminated for a celebration of the opening of New Fantasyland</a>." - Rebecca Dolan

  • Burning Man

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">mitchbutch</a>:<br />Outside of Gerlach, Nevada, this annual event is a life-changing experience for many people.

  • The Keukenhof Garden, Lisse - May, 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Trini65</a>:<br />The Keukenhof Garden in the Netherlands

  • Kigale market

    <a href=" Dooling"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href=" Dooling">HuffPost Blogger Annemarie Dooling</a>:<br />Rwanda market in Kigale

  • Málaga, Spain 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">molol9</a>:<br />The flowers near Málaga's town hall were in full bloom in May, and the Alcazaba made the perfect backdrop!

  • It's A Small World

    An <a href="">Instagram shot of "It's A Small World" at Disney World</a>, from March 2012 from HuffPost Editor Kate Auletta.

  • London

    <a href=" Rowley"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href=" Rowley">HuffPost Blogger Laura Rowley</a>:<br />This view of Parliament and Big Ben was taken from the London Eye in April 2012 on our first trip overseas as a family. --Laura Rowley

  • New York

    "Looking down on the 86th-floor observation deck -- and Manhattan -- from the <a href="">Empire State Building's "secret" 103rd floor</a>." - HuffPost Editor Paul Brady

  • Comillas, Spain 2012--El capricho de Gaudí

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">molol9</a>:<br />Gaudí's work isn't just in Barcelona! We found this gem in the Cantabrian seaside town of Comillas.

  • Covadonga, Spain 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">molol9</a>:<br />The fog makes this town even more enchanting.

  • Tubingen, Germany 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">molol9</a>:<br />The charming town of Tubingen in the winter.

  • 12-12-12 at 12:12 - 12 Seconds of World Peace

    Backpackers from around the world staying at the Pinnacles Desert Backpackers Hotel in Cervantes, West Australia commemorated 12:12 on 12-12-12 by taking a photo with 12 symbols of World Peace. Six people born in 6 different cities and 5 different countries each brought something from their country to the photo. From left to right is Hebe from Taipei Taiwan, Charles from Deajean, South Korea, Bella from Gimhae, South Korea, Barbara from St. Louis, MO USA, Dineke from Hardinxveld, Holland, and Tony from Hastings, Sussex. 6 people + 6 country mementos = 12 seconds of World Peace.

  • Maui, Hawaii flower garden

    Travel blogger La Carmina - - at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui

  • Black Opium Fortress at Afyon, Turkey

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">SwampeastMike</a>:<br />

  • View from the Houseboat

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">sonalirb</a>:<br />Rice paddy fields in Kerala, India - as seen from our 2-bedroom houseboat while cruising by! Amazing!

  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    <a href=" Klein"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href=" Klein">HuffPost Blogger Sarah Klein</a>:<br />My first trip to the Caribbean and my first time at an all-inclusive resort. Food wasn't great, but this view (and access to this VIP beach) more than made up for it!

  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    This is my daughter, Clara, at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, ME in July. To me, this photo represents everything travel -- and childhood -- should be: joy, freedom, fun. -- Executive Lifestyle Editor, Lori Leibovich

  • Art, humanity, nature

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">lorevram</a>:<br />I travel to find special moments where all of life's most vital elements combine. Here, in the Ducal Garden at Dijon, France, I found my special moment: the Burgundian Gothic splendor of the Notre Dame Cathedral in the distance as a testament to artistic achievement and vision, the barely visible frosty hat folds of the Duke's statue crowded by iced bushes as a testament to human frailty yet endurance, and the long claws of barren trees as a testament to nature's beautiful cruelty. Art, humanity, and nature--this is why I travel.

  • Friar's Beach, St. Martin - October 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">jb23225</a>:<br />A lovely beach with a superb restaurant right on the sand.

  • Cape Town South Africa

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">lizettalouw</a>:<br />As we say in South Africa: 'You don't need a holiday, you need Cape Town'. White beaches, great surf, world class shopping, Cape Winelands, fabulous cuisine, outdoor adventures, wild life watching... what more could you want!?! Heading there today!

  • Lord Howe Island Lagoon, NSW

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">TheodorP</a>:<br />The Lagoon at Lord Howe Island, NSW Australia


    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">raspberrykids</a>:<br />Griswald European Vacation, Ireland, Scotland, England, France & the Canary Islands! It was EPIC!

  • End of Day

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">shannonroseoshea</a>:<br />Winter sunset at Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

  • Patagonia

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">RDG10</a>:<br />Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier calving.

  • Barcelona 2012

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Moody Observer</a>:<br />I never tire of Barcelona or Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia.

  • Baltimore Zoo - Go - Round

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">creativeadweb</a>:<br />The Baltimore Zoo features a great classic Merry-Go-Round with animals ranging from Nobel Steeds to African Gorillas.

  • After the storm

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Benjie Valerio</a>:<br />The descent into JFK, six days after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Yellowstone National Park

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">larmarch5</a>:<br />The Historic Yellow Bus Tours are a great way to see Lamar Valley.

  • Lowell Glacier

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">Nomadic one</a>:<br />The Lowell Glacier as seen from Goatherd Mountain in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory.