Air Canada Launches Into Summer 2018 With The First Of 25 New Non-Stop Routes Beginning This Season

Air Canada,

Airline expands extensive domestic, transborder and international network

MONTREAL, May 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today inaugurates non-stop service between Toronto and Omaha, the first of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes the carrier is launching this summer. The new non-stop routes are consistent with company growth plans and will extend Air Canada’s network with new destinations and city pairings in Canada, the U.S. and internationally to give customers greater choice and convenience when they travel.

“Air Canada is well established as a leading global carrier now serving 222 destinations on six continents. These route additions broaden and deepen our already expansive network by adding new destinations and city pairings. In recent years, Air Canada has been profitably adding capacity and building its network so that today we now operate 430 routes, providing customers more choice and travel options aboard the Best Airline in North America, as rated by the respected Skytrax global survey,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

The 25 new routes will launch between May 1 and July 2, 2018 and include international services such as Vancouver to Paris and Zurich, Toronto to Buenos Aries and Shannon, and Montreal to Tokyo-Narita and Bucharest.

The routes include a combination of Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express services.

Flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global network at major hubs, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access where available, priority boarding and other benefits.

Departure City Destination Start Date* Service
Toronto Omaha 01MAY18 Express
Toronto Buenos Aires 02MAY18 Mainline
Toronto Providence 17MAY18* Express
Toronto Shannon 01JUN18* Mainline
Toronto Zagreb 02JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Porto 08JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Bucharest 09JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Kamloops 21JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Nanaimo 22JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Baltimore 17MAY18 Express
Montréal Pittsburgh 17MAY18 Express
Montréal Tokyo Narita 01JUN18 Mainline
Montréal Dublin 02JUN18* Mainline
Montréal Bucharest 07JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Lisbon 15JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Victoria 22JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Windsor 02JUL18 Express
Montréal London, ON 02JUL18 Express
Vancouver Sacramento 17MAY18 Express
Vancouver Zurich 07JUN18* Mainline
Vancouver Paris 08JUN18* Mainline
Edmonton San Francisco 01MAY18 Express
Edmonton Kelowna 02JUL18 Express
Edmonton Victoria 02JUL18* Express
Calgary Comox 02JUL18* Express

*Indicates summer seasonal route

 About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served close to 48 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America.

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