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Air Canada to relaunch 34 long-haul routes as part of expanded summer schedule

Air Canada has announced that it will be relaunching 34 long-haul routes across the Atlantic and Pacific as part of its expanded summer schedule of 2022.

Starting next month, non-stop services will begin resuming from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Paris, Tokyo and Amsterdam. Flights from Montreal to Casablanca, Nice, Algiers, Rome, Tel Aviv and Tokyo will also be resuming. From Vancouver, Air Canada will once again be offering service to Frankfurt, Dublin, and Zurich.

Air Canada is also relaunching service to popular tourist destinations such as Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice, which have been suspended since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Air Canada will be resuming flights to the following destinations from Toronto:

  • Tel Aviv (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 1st March 2022
  • Paris (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 2nd March 2022
  • Amsterdam (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 2nd March 2022
  • Lisbon: resumes on 26th March 2022
  • Vienna: (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 26th March 2022
  • Athens: resumes on 27th March 2022
  • Rome: resumes on 27th March 2022
  • Venice: resumes on 15th April 2022
  • Tokyo: (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 27th April 2022
  • Copenhagen: (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 2nd May 2022
  • Budapest: resumes on 3rd May 2022
  • Barcelona: resumes on 4th May 2022
  • Madrid: (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 19th May 2022
  • Edinburgh: resumes on 30th May 2022
  • Manchester: resumes on 30th May 2022
  • Reykjavik: resumes on 1st June 2022

Air Canada will be resuming flights to the following destinations from Vancouver:

  • Frankfurt: resumes on 1st May 2022
  • Dublin: resumes on 1st June 2022
  • Zurich: resumes on 17th June 2022

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Air Canada will be resuming flights to the following destinations from Montréal:

  • Rome: resumes on 26th March 2022
  • Lisbon: resumes on 27th March 2022
  • Athens: resumes on 28th March 2022
  • Venice: resumes on 16th April 2022
  • Tel Aviv: resumes on 1st May 2022
  • Cairo: resumes on 3rd May 2022
  • Casablanca (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 4th May 2022
  • Barcelona: resumes on 6th May 2022
  • Nice: resumes on 12th May 2022
  • Milan (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 21st May 2022
  • Reykjavik: resumes on 2nd June 2022
  • Dublin: resumes on 2nd June 2022
  • Tokyo (turning into a year-round service): resumes on 4th June 2022
  • Algiers: resumes on 8th June 2022

The flag carrier of Canada will also be resuming Boeing B737MAX-8 flights between Halifax and London Heathrow on 30th April 2022.

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

This is very exciting news for our customers especially now that Omicron is behind us, countries are reopening and border measures are being eased around the world for fully vaccinated travellers. Air Canada’s recovery is well underway and gaining strength, and we are pleased to expand our international network across four continents as we respond to pent-up demand. Our vast and growing network has been built to conveniently increase connectivity to and from global destinations through our Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver hubs combined with the networks of our Joint Venture and Star Alliance partners, we can offer customers easy access to virtually any destination in the world. As the leading carrier in Canada, we are committed to rebuild the travel and tourism industry. We are continually exploring new opportunities to make your travel experience memorable. You can start planning your next trip and book with confidence as we look forward to welcoming you onboard.

These flights will be operated by the airline’s fleet of Boeing B777, Boeing B787 Dreamliner, and Airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring Signature (Business Class), Premium Economy and Economy cabins, and Boeing B737MAX, featuring Premium Economy and Economy cabins. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers and Aeroplan members, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Air Canada’s refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased. It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.

Recently, Canada relaxed COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers coming from India and Morocco.

Featured image by Air Canada

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