Air Canada’s summer 2016 schedule expansion includes the carrier’s first route to Africa and the addition of four major European cities. The new destinations are Casablanca, Prague, Budapest, Glasgow and Warsaw.
“Air Canada is solidifying its position among leading global carriers by becoming one of only a dozen airlines flying to six continents with today’s announcement of non-stop service to Casablanca, our first destination in Africa. Our Montreal-Casablanca flight will also be the only service to North Africa by a North American carrier and our aim is to transform this new route into a year-round operation,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
“Our new, non-stop Air Canada rouge routes to Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Glasgow from Toronto Pearson are equally important as we continue to build out our network from our global gateway hub with more international destinations. The European services will be complemented by our Star Alliance partners, giving customers an even wider choice of travel options,” he explained.
Route details are:
- Toronto to Prague: Service begins May 29, 2016 and operates three times weekly.
- Montreal-Casablanca: Service begins June 3, 2016 and will operate four times weekly, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.
- Toronto-Budapest: Service begins June 10, 2016 and operates three times weekly.
- Toronto-Glasgow: Service begins June 13, 2016 and operates three times weekly.
- Toronto-Warsaw: Service begins June 16, 2016 and operates three times weekly
All of the routes will be operated by Air Canada rouge. All flights will be flown using a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.