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Air Canada Launches 10 International Routes

MONTREAL — Air Canada has launched 10 new international routes, it was announced last month.


Air Canada launches new international routes.

Since May 19, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge have between them started seven new non-stop routes to Europe and one each to Asia, Africa and Australia as part of the airline’s international expansion. In addition, Air Canada has launched 11 new U.S. transborder routes since the start of May.

Along with the mid-June launch of daily, year-round 787-9 Dreamliner service non-stop between Toronto and Seoul, South Korea, Air Canada mainline has also started non-stop, year-round 787-8 Vancouver-Brisbane service that increases to daily beginning today. The Dreamliner offers customers the choice of three cabins of service: international business class with lie-flat seat suites; premium economy and economy class.

Air Canada mainline has also launched up to five-times weekly, year-round service between Montreal and Lyon, operated by a 767-300ER that features lie-flat international business class seating.

Air Canada Rouge has begun operating seven new seasonal flights since May 19. The new city pairs include: Toronto and London-Gatwick, Glasgow, Prague, Budapest and Warsaw; Vancouver-Dublin; and Montreal-Casablanca. Flights will be operated with an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium Rouge and economy cabins.

In late June, Air Canada resumed daily seasonal non-stop flights between Abbotsford, B.C. and Toronto.

Flights by both Air Canada mainline and Air Canada Rouge are timed to optimize connectivity with Air Canada’s network. They also provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access and priority boarding.

Also since the start of May, Air Canada has launched 11 new transborder routes to the U.S. The new pairings include: Toronto and Washington-Dulles, Jacksonville, Fla., Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City, Utah; Vancouver and San José and San Diego, Calif., and Chicago; Montreal and Philadelphia, Pa., Denver, Colo. and Houston, Texas; and Calgary-San Francisco.

Air Canada serves more than 200 airports on six continents and provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.