MONTREAL — Air Canada Rouge has launched summer service between Toronto and Prague, marking the beginning of Air Canada Rouge’s expansion into Central Europe this summer.
Operating three times a week, the seasonal service provides the only non-stop connection between Canada and the Czech Republic on a network carrier.
“The Czech capital is the first of three new destinations Air Canada Rouge will serve in Central Europe this summer from Toronto, soon to be followed by Budapest and Warsaw, providing the widest range of travel options for the growing traffic between the region and North America,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines.
Flights will depart Toronto Pearson International Airport on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and return from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague Thursday, Saturday and Monday, with the service operating until Sept. 29. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s Toronto-Pearson global hub. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits. Flights will be operated on a Boeing 767-300ER featuring premium Rouge and economy cabins.
The new Toronto-Prague service is part of Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion. For this summer, the airline has introduced new international service between Toronto-London-Gatwick. In addition, Air Canada wil launch other services between Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.
Last year, the air carrier launched new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amersterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver Osaka.
Air Canada serves more than 200 airports on six continents. The airline is amont the 20 largest in the world and in 2015, served more than 41 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the U.S. and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. A founding member of Star Alliance, 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.