Air Canada Expands Transborder Service

Air Canada is going to launch twice-daily, year-round service to four cities in the U.S., further fortifying its Toronto hub and strengthening its position as a transborder carrier with the most daily flights between Canada and the U.S. of any airline.

"We offer the most flights per day to more destinations in the U.S. than any other international airline and the fastest elapsed travel times between the U.S. northeast and Asia," said Ben Smith, executive vice president and CCO. "We are leveraging our hub to make it a global transfer point for domestic, transborder and international travelers."

Last month, Air Canada launched new service from Toronto to Orange County, CA, and on June 17 it will follow up with new service between Toronto and San Diego, and Portland, OR. In addition, Air Canada announced this month it will launch in November the only Montreal-Phoenix nonstop flights and will double to twice daily its Toronto-Phoenix service next winter. In addition, Air Canada is increasing by 51 percent its Toronto-California service this summer, including the introduction of Boeing 767-300 ER service on select flights between Toronto and Los Angeles featuring its Executive First lie flat suites.

The four new U.S. transborder routes launched with twice-dialy service from Toronto to Memphis; Cincinnati; Portland, ME; and Syracuse, NY.

Air Canada is also adding four new international destinations from Toronto this summer. The airline has announced it will begin flying to Athens, Barcelona, and Copenhagen, and offer same-plane, direct service to Brussels through Montreal. As well, in March it launched a new Calgary-Narita nonstop service.

Air Canada, along with Air Canada Jazz and its Tier Three partners, will offer this summer up to 144 scheduled flights each day to 51 U.S. destinations from its hub in Toronto. In total, this summer Air Canada will operate up to 233 flights per day from six points in Canada to 55 destinations in the U.S. In addition, this summer Air Canada will also serve 30 domestic and 46 international destinations from Toronto.



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