(05/10/22)  Air Canada has unveiled plans to launch daily transborder flights between Halifax and Newark and Vancouver – Houston.

The year-round routes will start in December are timed to provide easy onward connections through Air Canada’s and United Airlines’ global networks.

“With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. “The routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. and will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic Canada and New York, while for customers in Western Canada they will provide more options for reaching destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through United Airlines’ Houston hub. They will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada’s extensive domestic and global network.”

Air Canada A220-300. Click to enlarge.

Air Canada A220-300

Halifax-Newark

Air Canada’s new, year-round Halifax-Newark route will begin 16 December 2022. It will operate daily with an Air Canada Express Q400 in an all-Economy cabin configuration.

The non-stop service is timed to connect conveniently to and from regional centres in Atlantic Canada and, in the U.S., with a variety of destinations through United Airlines’ network.

Vancouver-Houston

Air Canada’s new, year-round Vancouver-Houston route will also begin 16 December 2022 and will be operated daily with an Air Canada Airbus A220, offering Business and Economy cabins.

The non-stop service provides increased options from Western Canada to Texas and connections onward through United Airlines to Latin America and the Caribbean, while providing new convenient one-stop connections from the U.S. to Air Canada’s Asia-Pacific network from the airline’s Vancouver hub.

Air Canada Halifax-Newark and Vancouver-Houston Schedule

Including the new routes outlined above, Air Canada’s U.S. network will be 6% above what it was in 2019, pre-pandemic capacity for the summer season of 2023. The airline serves 51 U.S. airports.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, where available, for eligible customers and Aeroplan members, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

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