Air Canada unveils major expansion to 12 U.S. destinations

New services offer more non-stop travel options and support international growth

Air Canada recently announced new non-stop services between four key Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities beginning next summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Toronto-Washington-Dulles, Toronto-Salt Lake City and Vancouver-San Jose, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Vancouver-Chicago, Montreal-Houston, Montreal-Denver and Calgary-San Francisco.

“Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations. As such, we are pleased to strengthen our market presence, particularly as the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian travellers and Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Americans. For those travelling onward in the U.S. these new routes strengthen Air Canada’s connections with major hubs of its partner United Airlines, including Houston, Denver, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles, giving customers more travel options and convenient connections throughout the U.S. and Latin America,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

“These new routes will also support our international expansion by making it easier for international travellers flying to and from the U.S. to connect to Air Canada’s global network through its major Canadian hubs. International travellers are increasingly finding that connecting through Canada on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly to and from the U.S. and between the U.S. to both Europe and Asia,” said smith

The new routes announced today will be operated by Air Canada mainline, Air Canada rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft. All routes will operate year-round except where indicated by (*).

Route Frequency Start Date
Toronto-Salt Lake City, Utah Daily May 27, 2016
Toronto-Portland, Oregon Daily May 26, 2016*
Toronto-Washington, DC-Dulles Two-times daily May 2, 2016
Toronto-Jacksonville, Florida Two-times per week

(Saturday, Sunday)

May 21, 2016
Montreal-Denver, Colorado Daily June 4, 2016
Montreal-Houston, Texas Daily June 6, 2016
Montreal-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Two-times daily May 24, 2016
Calgary-Phoenix, Arizona Three-times weekly

(Monday, Thursday, Saturday)

Continued from Winter
Calgary-San Francisco, California Daily June 18, 2016
Vancouver-Chicago, Illinois Daily June 4, 2016
Vancouver-San Diego, California Daily June 2, 2016*
Vancouver-San Jose, California Two-times daily May 9, 2016

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