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Air Canada eyes resumption of flights to South America

Air Canada has announced that it will resume its flights to various destinations in South America in addition to increase in frequency of flights.

South America resumption

Air Canada will resume flights between Montreal and São Paulo in Brazil on 8th December 2021. Flights will operate 4-times-a-week on a year-round basis. Starting 6th December 2021, the airline will increase flights between Toronto and São Paulo to daily. Both the flights to Brazil’s financial centre will be operated by the airline’s Boeing B787 Dreamliners.

The flight schedule of Montreal-São Paulo-Montreal route is:

  • Montreal-São Paulo
  • Departure time: 21:50
  • Arrival time: 09:50 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours
  • Flight number: AC96
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • São Paulo-Montreal
  • Departure time: 21:45
  • Arrival time: 06:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: AC97
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Note: This flight resume on 9th December 2021

The flight schedule of Toronto-São Paulo-Toronto route is:

  • Toronto-São Paulo
  • Departure time: 22:55
  • Arrival time: 10:50 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AC90
  • Frequency: Presently 5-weekly flights (increases to daily from 6th December 2021)
  • São Paulo-Toronto
  • Departure time: 20:45
  • Arrival time: 05:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: AC91
  • Frequency: Presently 5-weekly flights (increases to daily from 7th December 2021)

Service from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia is set to resume on 2nd December 2021 with 3-weekly flights while flights from Toronto to Bogotá will increase to 4-times-a-week as of 7th November 2021. All flights to Columbia will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The flight schedule of Montreal-Bogotá-Montreal route is:

  • Montreal-Bogotá
  • Departure time: 21:05
  • Arrival time: 03:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: AC98
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Bogotá-Montreal
  • Departure time: 08:35
  • Arrival time: 14:45
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: AC99
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

The flight schedule of Toronto-Bogotá-Toronto route is:

  • Toronto-Bogotá
  • Departure time: 21:35
  • Arrival time: 03:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Flight number: AC94
  • Frequency: Presently 3-weekly (increases to 4-weekly from 7th November 2021)
  • Bogotá-Toronto
  • Departure time: 08:35
  • Arrival time: 14:35
  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Flight number: AC95
  • Frequency: Presently 3-weekly (increases to 4-weekly from 8th November 2021)

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The flag carrier of Canada states that it remains “committed” to serving Buenos Aires, Argentina, with flights offered to either Montreal or Toronto via São Paulo. The flights to Argentina, which has announced plans to reopen to international tourists as of 1st November 2021, are still pending government approval.

The flight schedule of São Paulo-Buenos Aires-São Paulo route is:

  • São Paulo-Buenos Aires
  • Departure time: 11:50
  • Arrival time: 14:50
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • Flight number: AC96
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Note: This flight resumes on 11th December 2021
  • Buenos Aires-São Paulo
  • Departure time: 17:05
  • Arrival time: 19:45
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AC97
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Note: This flight resumes on 11th December 2021

Another key South American destination will rejoin Air Canada‘s network in January 2022 with the resumption of service between Toronto and Santiago, Chile, with 3-weekly flights.

The flight schedule of Toronto-Santiago-Toronto route is:

  • Toronto-Santiago
  • Departure time: 22:40
  • Arrival time: 11:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: AC92
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Santiago-Toronto
  • Departure time: 21:10
  • Arrival time: 05:40 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: AC93
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada, said:

We are very excited to serve some of the largest cities in South America, offering our customers more travel options from our main hubs. By resuming services from Montreal and adding capacity from Toronto, Air Canada is demonstrating its strong commitment to the Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian and Chilean markets. This increased presence will not only allow for greater leisure travel, but it will also help spur the economic recovery and facilitate business connections. Air Canada has a long-standing presence in Brazil, operating from Toronto for several decades, contributing to the strong business relationship between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced highly anticipated nonstop flights between Montreal and Delhi in addition to frequency increase on Toronto-Delhi route.

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