Air Canada asserts its market leadership by expanding its North American network this summer as the recovery gathers pace

  • Launch of seven new routes from three Canadian hubs
  • Restoration of 41 North American routes, return to 11 North American cities
  • Air Canada offers the most seats and frequencies of any Canadian carrier with 90% of its pre-pandemic North American capacity this summer
  • Air from Canada unique leadership and vast network will drive travel and tourism industry recovery

MONTREAL, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Air Canada today announced an expansion to its North American network for summer 2022 as the carrier’s COVID recovery gathers pace. With the launch of new service on four transborder routes and three domestic routes, as well as the restoration of 41 North American routes, Air Canada will serve 51 Canadian airports and 46 U.S. airports this summer and offer its customers the largest network and most travel options of all Canadian Carriers.

New services will be launched in the United States from Montreal for Atlanta and Detroit, Toronto for Salt Lake Cityand Vancouver for Austin. In Canadathree new routes will start between Montreal and Gander, Calgary and Fort St. Jeanand Vancouver and Halifax. In addition, service will be restored on 41 North American routes, including: 13 routes from Torontonine of Montrealfive of Ottawafive of Vancouverfour of Calgarythree of Halifax, and two from Edmonton. Routes are scheduled to connect with Air Canada’s domestic, US and international network at the airline’s global hubs at Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

“Canadians are ready to travel, and we are thrilled to offer very significant growth in our schedule this summer. With our recovery gathering pace and North American flights reaching 90% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, we are offering more options across the continent, including seven new city pairs from our Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver hubs, and the resumption of 41 new suspended or previously announced routes. These changes will also strengthen and cement our position as the leading carrier of choice in the cross-border market, with the most non-stop flights between Canada and the United States and as the most serviceable foreign carrier in the United States. Additionally, our revitalized North American network, designed to easily connect to our global network, offers customers by far the widest choice of routes and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“To match our unparalleled network, we are also enhancing our award-winning services at the airport and on board. Our 23 Maple Leaf Lounges are now open, with new features such as ordering from your seat for added safety and convenience, and we’ve introduced a range of contactless airport services that make the check-in process easier and boarding. Customers can also take advantage of our transformed Aeroplan program, which offers members greater value and flexibility when redeeming reward travel. And, of course, all customers will benefit from Air The best customer service in the industry in Canada, recognized at the most recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, where our employees won the Airline’s Best Employee Award in Canada and in North America.”

Award-winning service

Select itineraries will include wide-body aircraft with Air Canada’s Signature Class, with sleeper seats and Premium Economy class. Seats in all cabins are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, through the Air Canada app, Air Canada contact centers and travel agents.

Air from Canada in-flight services on flights over two hours offer new bistro selections in economy class, including products from Canadian brands and partners, such as meals inspired by the famous Montreal chef Jerome Ferrier.

All customers can earn and redeem points through Aeroplan, from Canada premium loyalty program, when traveling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

New cross-border and domestic routes

Flight

From

For

Frequency

Start date

AC 799

Toronto

Salt Lake City

Thu, Sat, Sun

JUNE 02

CA 8567

CA 8569

Montreal

Atlanta

Double daily

JUNE 01

CA 8581

CA 8583

Montreal

Detroit

Double daily

JUNE 01

CA 1062

Vancouver

Austin

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

JUNE 01

turnover 7900

Montreal

Jars

Daily

JUNE 25

turnover 362

Vancouver

Halifax

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

01 MAY

CA 8453

Calgary

Fort St. Jean

Daily

01 MAY

New and previously announced return routes

Flight

From

For

Frequency

Start date

CA 8680

CA 8682

Toronto

Baltimore

Double daily

MAY 15

CA 8745

CA 8747

Toronto

Charlotte

Double Daily

01 MAY

CA 8705

CA 8707

Toronto

Cincinnati

Double daily

01 MAY

CA 8895

CA 8897

Toronto

Indianapolis

Double daily

MAY 15

CA 513

Toronto

Portland

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

JUNE 27

CA 8795

CA 8797

Toronto

Saint Louis

Double daily

07 MAY

CA 8590

Toronto

Hartford

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8917

Toronto

Milwaukee

Daily

01 JUL

CA 8677

Toronto

New Orleans

Daily

01 JUL

CA 8865

Toronto

Kansas City

Daily

01 JUL

CA 1941

Toronto

Fort McMurray

Tue, Thu, Sat

03 MAY

CA 1975

Toronto

Nanaimo

Mon, Wed, Fri

JUNE 29

CA 8410

Toronto

Jars

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8791

Montreal

Pittsburgh

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8735

Montreal

Raleigh

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8759

Montreal

Baltimore

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8771

Montreal

Nashville

Thu, Fri, Sat

JUNE 02

CA 1285

Montreal

Phoenix

Tue, Sat

03 MAY

CA 527

Montreal

San Diego

Wed, Fri, Sun

MAY 20

AC 515

Montreal

Seattle

Daily

MAY 31ST

CA 1685

Montreal

Victoria

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

JUNE 03

CA 8543

Montreal

Regina

Daily

01 MAY

CA 8545

Montreal

Saskatoon

Daily

01 MAY

CA 532

Vancouver

Boston

Daily

JUNE 04

CA 8596

Vancouver

Sacramento

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 539

Vancouver

Anchoring

Daily

07 MAY

CA 8482

Vancouver

Yellowknife

Daily

JUNE 01

AC 1870

Vancouver

Quebec

Mon, Wed, Fri

02 MAY

CA 8869

Ottawa

Washington–Reagan

Daily

01 MAY

CA 8109

Ottawa

Winnipeg

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8182

Ottawa

Charlottetown

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 8098

Ottawa

Quebec City

Daily

JUNE 01

CA 7701

CA 7705

CA 7709

CA 7711

Ottawa

Toronto Island

Up to 4 times a day

01 MAY

CA 8661

Halifax

Boston

Daily

JUNE 24

CA 8549

Halifax

Goose Bay

Daily

April 30

CA 584

Calgary

New York-Newark

Daily

01 MAY

CA 392

Calgary

Halifax

Daily

April 30

AC 1872

Calgary

Quebec

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

01 MAY

CA 8289

Calgary

Castlegar

Daily

01 MAY

CA 8563

Edmonton

San Francisco

Daily

01 MAY

CA 8113

Edmonton

Yellowknife

Daily

JUNE 01

Air Canada may continue to adjust its schedule as new opportunities arise or based on the trajectory of COVID-19 and further easing of government travel restrictions.

Travel policy: book with confidence

Air Canada’s new refund policy applies to all tickets purchased. It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original method of payment, an Air Canada travel voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan points with a 65% bonus if the airline cancels or postpones a flight for more than three hours.

To book your next trip and for the most up-to-date schedule, visit aircanada.com.

Are you traveling internationally? Visit our Travel Ready Hub for the latest government entry requirements. Customers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including possession of required travel documents, visas, health certificates and all other eligibility requirements for all the flights they buy. Government requirements may change without notice.

About Air Canada

Air Canada East from Canada the largest national and international airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of star alliance, the most comprehensive air transport network in the world. Air Canada is the only international network operator in North America to receive a four-star rating from independent UK research firm Skytrax, which in 2021 also named Air Canada as having the best airline staff in North AmericaBest Airline Staff in CanadaBest business class lounge in North America, as well as an award of excellence for its handling of COVID-19. Also in 2021, Air Canada was named the World’s Best Traveler Airline in North America for the third consecutive year. In January 2021Air Canada has received APEX Diamond Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ Biosecurity Program for the management of COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to achieve the highest APEX rating. Air Canada also committed to achieving net zero emissions for all of its global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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