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Air Canada to launch 7 new North American routes; to resume flights on 41 routes

Air Canada has announced that it will launch 7 new routes in North America in addition to resuming flights on 41 routes as part of its summer schedule. The announcement comes after the airline recently announced that it will resume service to 34 destinations as part of its expanded summer schedule.

Air Canada will operate flights to 51 Canadian and 46 US airports this summer. New services will be launching to the U.S. from Montreal to Atlanta and Detroit, Toronto to Salt Lake City, and Vancouver to Austin. In the home country, the airline will begin flights on 3 new routes – Montreal-Gander, Calgary-Fort St John and Vancouver-Halifax.

Additionally, service will be restored on 41 North American routes, including 13 routes from Toronto, 9 from Montreal, 5 from Ottawa, 5 from Vancouver, 4 from Calgary, 3 from Halifax and 2 from Edmonton. The airline will restore service to 11 North American destinations. Air Canada states that the routes are timed to connect with its domestic, U.S. and international network at the airline’s global hubs in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

The 7 new routes are:

  • Toronto-Salt Lake City: starting 2nd June 2022 – 3-flights-a-week
  • Montreal-Atlanta: starting 1st June 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Montreal-Detroit: starting 1st June 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Vancouver-Austin: starting 1st June 2022 – 4-flights-a-week
  • Montreal-Gander: starting 25th June 2022 – daily flight
  • Vancouver-Halifax: starting 1st May 2022 – 5-flights-a-week
  • Calgary-Fort St. John: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight

The 41 routes that are resuming or that were previously announced and were not started are:

From Toronto:

  • Baltimore: starting 15th May 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Charlotte: starting 1st May 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Cincinnati: starting 1st May 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Indianapolis: starting 15th May 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Portland: starting 27th June 2022 – 4-flights-a-week
  • St. Louis: starting 7th May 2022 – twice-daily flights
  • Hartford: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Milwaukee: starting 1st July 2022 – daily flight
  • New Orleans: starting 1st July 2022 – daily flight
  • Kansas City: starting 1st July 2022 – daily flight
  • Fort McMurray: starting 3rd May 2022 – 3-flights-a-week
  • Nanaimo: starting 29th June 2022 – 3-flights-a-week
  • Gander: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight

From Montréal:

  • Pittsburgh: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Raleigh: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Baltimore: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Nashville: starting 2nd June 2022 – 3-flights-a-week
  • Phoenix: starting 3rd June 2022 – 2-flights-a-week
  • San Diego: starting 20th May 2022 – 3-flights-a-week
  • Seattle: starting 31st May 2022 – daily flight
  • Victoria: starting 3rd June 2022 – 4-flights-a-week
  • Regina: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight
  • Saskatoon: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight

From Vancouver:

  • Boston: starting 4th June 2022 – daily flight
  • Sacramento: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Anchorage: starting 7th May 2022 – daily flight
  • Yellowknife: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Quebec: starting 2nd May 2022 – 3-flights-a-week

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From Ottawa:

  • Washington Reagan: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight
  • Winnipeg: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Charlottetown: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Quebec City: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight
  • Toronto Island: starting 1st May 2022 – up to 4-flights-a-day

From Halifax:

  • Boston: starting 24th June 2022 – daily flight
  • Goose Bay: starting 30th April 2022 – daily flight

From Calgary:

  • Newark: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight
  • Halifax: starting 30th April 2022 – daily flight
  • Quebec: starting 1st May 2022 – 4-flights-a-week
  • Castlegar: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight

From Edmonton:

  • San Francisco: starting 1st May 2022 – daily flight
  • Yellowknife: starting 1st June 2022 – daily flight

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

Canadians are ready to travel, and we’re excited to be offering a very significant growth in our schedule this summer. With our recovery accelerating and North American flying 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 suspended or previously announced new routes. These changes will also grow and cement our position as the leading carrier of choice in the transborder market, with the most non-stop flying between Canada and the U.S. and as the foreign carrier with the most service to the U.S. Moreover, our revitalized North American network, designed to connect easily with our global network, gives customers by far the widest choice of routings and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer.

Galardo added:

To match our unrivalled network, we are also enhancing our award-winning airport and onboard services. All 23 of our Maple Leaf Lounges are now open, with new features such as ordering from your seat for safety and greater convenience, and we have introduced a range of touchless airport services that make the check-in and boarding process more convenient. Customers can also benefit from our transformed Aeroplan program, which offers members greater value and flexibility when redeeming reward travel. And, of course, all customers will enjoy Air Canada’s industry leading customer service, recognized at the most recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, where our people won for Best Airline Employees in Canada and in North America.

Some of these routes will be operated by wide-body aircraft with lie-flat Business Class seats and Premium Economy Class seats. Air Canada’s onboard services on flights greater than two hours feature new Economy Class Bistro selections, including products by Canadian brands and partners, such as meals inspired by celebrated Montreal Chef Jerome Ferrer.

Featured image by Air Canada

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