(17/10/22) Air Canada has unveiled plans to expand its international network for summer 2023.
The airline is launching new European routes, resuming the key Asia services of Toronto-Tokyo/Haneda and Vancouver-Osaka, and restoring frequencies to leading destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific and South America regions.
The national carrier also plans to operate new European services to Brussels, Toulouse and Copenhagen.
In Asia, Air Canada’s Vancouver-Hong Kong service will increase from thrice weekly to daily, while the Vancouver-Seoul service will grow from five flights per week to daily and Montreal-Tokyo Narita flights will increase from two week per week to daily.
Air Canada Boeing 787-8. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
“We continue to pursue our disciplined approach of expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand and are especially pleased to be adding three new strategic routes to Europe, resuming important services to Japan, and increasing frequencies to key international destinations for summer 2023,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.
“Toronto-Brussels will complement our current services from Montreal, while further expanding Air Canada’s reach to Europe and beyond through our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines, which offers easy connections throughout Europe and Africa. Meanwhile, our Montreal-Toulouse route not only links two global aerospace centres, it is the only year-round service between North America and southwestern France. We are also increasing our presence in Scandinavia with the addition of summer service from Montreal to Copenhagen, a Star Alliance hub that offers connections throughout Northern Europe, while enabling customers on both sides of the Atlantic to visit and explore each other’s countries conveniently.
“Our additional flights to major destinations in Europe, Middle East, South America, South Pacific and Asia, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Tokyo/Haneda, will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all six continents reconnect, visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard,” said Mr. Galardo.
Air Canada’s international services onboard widebody aircraft offer a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class featuring lie-flat individual pods, Premium Economy.
The airline also has 23 Maple Leaf Lounges located in North America and worldwide for eligible customers.