Just in time for the holidays, Air Canada has introduced six new trans-border routes, adding new service to five U.S. cities and expanding winter-only service to Phoenix from Vancouver to year-round.
All flights will be non-stop and operated by Air Canada Express using regional jet aircraft. They will be timed to connect both within Canada as well as the U.S. using the Star Alliance network of flights. The new service will also give American travellers yet another option for their international travels, connecting through Canada’s hubs to their destination using Air Canada throughout.
All new service will commence in the spring of next year and allow for Aeroplan points accumulation. Star Alliance members can collect and redeem points with any carrier in the alliance.
New trans-border routes:
Toronto > San Antonio, Texas Daily from May 1, 2017
Toronto > Memphis, Tennessee Daily from May 1, 2017
Toronto > Savannah, Georgia 6 Times/Week from May 1, 2017*
Vancouver > Denver, Colorado Twice Daily from May 18, 2017
Vancouver > Phoenix, Arizona Daily from May 1, 2017
Montreal > Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas Daily from May 26, 2017
*Seasonal Route – will operate until October 15, 2017
Serving over 400 routes on six continents, Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. As one of the 20 largest airlines globally, Air Canada moves over 40 million passengers per year. As a founding member of Star Alliance, the airline and its partners service airports in almost 200 countries. Air Canada is the only North American carrier to receive a Four-Star rating from Skytrax.
“Air Canada is the leader in the Canada-U.S. trans-border market and the foreign carrier flying the most to the U.S. Already, Canada is a top destination for American travellers so we are pleased to offer a greater choice of non-stop flights for the growing number of American visitors. And, along with providing convenient access to Canada’s largest cities from major U.S. centres, these new services will also present customers attractive options to travel onward on our extensive domestic and international network by connecting easily through our major airport hubs.” – Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, Air Canada.