Gary Collins, President and CEO, made several announcements, including:
Harmony's recent designation for scheduled air service to China The acquisition of a fourth Boeing 757-200 Direct non-stop service to Hawaii from Calgary and Kelowna The launch of harmonyone business class
"We're extremely pleased to announce Harmony's designation to China, the acquisition of our fourth aircraft, new routes in western Canada and the launch of our unique harmonyone business class," said Collins. "These are exciting developments in Harmony's long-term expansion plans and goal of becoming the carrier of choice to the destinations we serve."
Designation for Service to China Harmony Airways has received designation for the scheduled operation of passenger air service to China. The designation allows Harmony to begin flying on a code share basis with another airline, which the carrier plans to do later this year. Harmony is currently in negotiations to acquire its own long-range aircraft for service to China in 2006.
In awarding Harmony the status as the second Canadian airline with designation to fly to China, The Canadian government named the following cities as allowable destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Huangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Kunming, Quingdao, Chongqing, Harbin and Dalian. Harmony has not yet announced which of these destinations it plans to serve.
New Aircraft and New Western Canadian Destinations
Harmony will take possession of its fourth Boeing 757-200 aircraft next month. With this acquisition comes service from new western Canadian cities. Starting December 2005, Harmony will be the exclusive carrier to operate direct, non-stop flights to Hawaii from Calgary and Kelowna.
Harmony's Calgary service will fly twice a week to Honolulu and once a week to Maui. From Kelowna, Harmony will fly once per week to Honolulu. Exact schedule details will be announced shortly.
Harmony Launches harmonyone Business Class
Harmony Airways is pleased to launch its unique harmonyone business class. The new service will be available on all Harmony aircraft serving all destinations. The exclusive business class cabin is designed to exceed passenger's expectations with premium seats, a gourmet menu, personal on demand entertainment and individualized amenities, all at a competitive fare.
harmonyone's soft leather seats are 22" wide with a 52" pitch, providing more leg room and comfort than any other Canadian carrier.
Menu by Chef Bruno Marti
harmonyone's menu was created by Chef Bruno Marti, President of the Canadian Culinary Institute and Chef and Owner of La Belle Auberge Restaurant. Designed to showcase flavours of the West Coast, the harmonyone menu includes French bento boxes, musk ox carpaccio, blueberry duck breast and bison tenderloin, all served on china.
Carefully selected BC wines complement Marti's creations. The current wine selection features Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay, Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz and Lanson Black Label Brut champagne.
Interlude: Personal On-Demand Entertainment Device
harmonyone passengers will be the first to enjoy the movie, music and news selections of the Portable Entertainment Appliance on a Canadian carrier.
The self-contained, digital audio and video on-demand device, branded Interlude on Harmony Airways, gives passengers a selection of movies, audio CDs, TV sitcoms, daily news, video games and more. The device is already in use with airlines in the US, Europe and Asia.
Personalized Amenity Kit
Harmony Airways is pleased to become the first Canadian airline to offer spa amenities on a domestic flight.
harmonyone passengers will receive a gift certificate for Absolute Spa to enjoy a pampering treatment prior to departing Vancouver International Airport. Upon boarding, passengers will be given their choice of items for their personalized amenity kit. Selections include Thymes Eucalyptus body lotion, Thymes Sleep Well tension spot relief, lip balm and other premium products.
Harmony Airways is an industry leader in full-service, competitive air travel. Aimed at exceeding customer expectations, Harmony provides a full meal service, BC wines, comfortable leg room and complimentary in-flight movies aboard its fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft. Harmony Airways flies regular scheduled service to Las Vegas, Honolulu, Maui and Toronto. Coming this fall, Harmony will introduce direct, non-stop service from Calgary and Kelowna to Hawaii and re-introduce service from Vancouver to Palm Springs and Victoria to Hawaii. Through its in-house tour operator, Companion Holidays, Harmony offers hotels, car rentals and package vacations to all its vacation destinations.