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Air Canada bumping up seats to Prince Edward Island in July and August

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Air Canada says it's bumping up the number of seats on planes flying to and from Prince Edward Island this summer.

The airline says more than 100 additional seats will be offered every day to and from the Island in July and August, a 21 per cent increase in available seats over last summer.

Air Canada says the extra seats will be available on three of four daily flights to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport on a 75-seat Bombardier CRA 705 aircraft.

A third daily flight to and from Montreal was previously announced.

Kevin Howlett, senior vice-president of regional markets for Air Canada, says there was an increase in travel demand to P.E.I. this summer because of the province's 150th anniversary celebrations of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.

Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority, says it's welcomed news for the Island during an important summer for tourism.

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