Air Canada restores key international routes and frequencies


Air Canada announced the strategic expansion of its international network for the summer of 2023, with the addition of new European services to Brussels, Toulouse and Copenhagen. It also resumes key services in Asia to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka, and restores frequencies to major destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific and South American regions.

“We continue our disciplined approach to expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand. We are particularly pleased to add three new strategic routes to Europe, resume important services to Japan and increase frequencies to key international destinations by summer 2023,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management for Air Canada.

“Toronto-Brussels will complement our current services from Montreal, while expanding Air Canada’s reach to Europe and beyond through our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines, which offers easy connections across Europe and Africa. For its part, our Montreal-Toulouse route not only links two world aerospace hubs, but is the only annual service between North America and southwestern France We are also increasing our presence in Scandinavia with the addition of a summer service from Montreal to Copenhagen, a hub of Star Alliance operations that offers connections throughout Northern Europe, while allowing customers from both sides of the Atlantic to comfortably visit and explore their respective countries.

“Our additional flights to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific and Asia, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Tokyo/Haneda, will support the local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers from all six continents return. to connect, visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and booking with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you on board,” said Mr. Galardo.

In preparation for next year’s operations, Air Canada continues to work with governments and other partners on the air transport industry’s ongoing recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

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Air Canada’s international services aboard wide-body aircraft offer a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class, with individual and reclining seats; Premium Economy, with larger seats with extra legroom and premium services; and Economy, with complimentary food, wine and beverages, inspired and designed by the chef. All cabins have inflight entertainment screens at every seat, with hours of free inflight entertainment and the ability to purchase Wi-Fi.

Air Canada has 23 Maple Leaf Lounges located in North America and around the world for eligible customers. Additionally, Air Canada Signature Suites in Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 and on the second floor of the International Maple Leaf Lounge at YVR set a new standard for premium travel. Available to select Signature Service customers prior to traveling to international destinations, customers enjoy a five-star dining experience in a discerning and private enclave that offers the best that Canada has to offer in food, design and comfort.

Air Canada’s inflight services on international flights showcase some of Canada’s best culinary talent with Air Canada’s panel of celebrity chefs, including award-winning Vancouver chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned chefs from Montreal Antonio Park and Jerome Ferrer. The culinary journey is complemented by a selection of the best wines chosen by the outstanding Canadian sommelier Véronique Rivest.

All customers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points with Aeroplan, Canada’s leading loyalty program, when traveling on Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.