Hotwire Partners With Canada's Largest Air Carrier

May 24, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --®, a leading online travel site, today announced a significant expansion of its air offering through a new partnership with Air Canada. As part of this relationship, Hotwire® customers will now have access to all of Air Canada's routes, which include over 170 destinations worldwide.

"Hotwire is pleased to partner with Air Canada," said Clem Bason, President of the Hotwire Group. "By adding this trusted airline to our family of suppliers, we can now offer an even greater level of service to our customers, especially those looking to travel to and from Canada."

The addition of Air Canada's inventory represents hundreds of new routing options for the Hotwire site. Travelers can continue to find great deals to these destinations and more on Hotwire because it works with hotels, airlines and car rental companies to help fill unsold inventory.

"Air Canada has a commitment to provide great value in air travel and the best customer satisfaction possible," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Air Canada. "We look forward to serving the millions of customers who have come to expect the very same thing from Hotwire every day."

About Hotwire is a leading online travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row." Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST: 2053390-40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit

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