As North America’s most decorated international carrier, there’s no time for Air Canada to stand still and rest on its laurels. Expansion into new and under-served markets is always on the table and this coming year, the airline will do just that with its recent introduction of six new international routes, spanning Europe, Asia and Africa.
On June 1st, 2017, Air Canada rouge will commence Canada’s only non-stop service between Toronto and Berlin, Germany. The seasonal route will be handled by their Boeing B767-300ER aircraft and will operate four times weekly, offering two classes of service, Economy as well as Premium rouge.
Also on the 1st of June, Vancouver to Nagoya is set to take off, securing Air Canada’s fourth destination in Japan. It will also become the only non-stop option from Canada and is scheduled to operate three times a week, increasing to four in August and September.
A week later, on June 8th, Taiwan will see Air Canada’s Boeing B787-900 Dreamliner soar daily into Taipei from Vancouver, also the only non-stop option there for Canadians.
Two new routes from Montreal will begin on June 9th, when three times weekly service to Marseille, France launches, and on the 26th when the Algerian capital of Algiers receives its first Air Canada flight, making the run four days a week. Both will be operated by Air Canada rouge using Boeing B767-300ER aircraft.
Canada Day will also mark the beginning of Air Canada’s new year-round service to Mumbai from Toronto, its third destination in India. The airline will deploy its Boeing B787-900 Dreamliner for three times weekly service, starting July 1st.
The upcoming new service will give Air Canada a total of 21 routes between Canada and Asia & the Middle East, 44 routes to Europe and 2 routes to Africa. All upcoming additions are now on sale with introductory pricing, except the new service to Taipei and Mumbai, as the airline waits for government approval.