Air Canada to Iceland is a breath of fresh air

by Alyssa Daniells
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There’s big news from Canada’s largest airline. Air Canada just announced the exciting addition of Iceland to its summer 2017 schedule.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Flights to Reykjavik, Iceland will operate from Air Canada’s hubs, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The airline will offer four non-stop flights out of Toronto and three from Montreal, every week during the peak summer season, pending government approval.


Starting in June, Air Canada Rouge will fly 136 passengers aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft. 12 seats belong to its Premium Rouge class, the remainder are in Economy class. The airline is the only member of the Star Alliance that offers non-stop flights to Reykjavik. As part of the Star Alliance, passengers may earn associated benefits, as well as Aeroplan miles. Prior to departure, Premium Rouge and other eligible passengers can enjoy Air Canada’s generously-appointed Maple Leaf Lounge.

maple leaf lounge

Air Canada is currently offering special introductory airfares, which you can book through Flight Centre. For easy and seamless travel, Canadians outside of Toronto and Montreal can book connecting flights from their gateways, via Air Canada’s hubs.


Commenting on the breaking story, Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s President of Passenger Airlines described Iceland as, “an emerging and exciting vacation destination.”

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Air Canada’s service to Reykjavik meets the growing demand of tourism there. Coveted by outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, rugged Iceland also has a softer side, with a cool and creative culture and family-friendly excursions.


While we tend to think of an “exotic” destination as a tropical, foreign place, Iceland fits the bill as one-of-a-kind. Even the most jaded of travellers will have a renewed love of exploration, taking in this small Nordic country’s dramatic landscapes and unique culture.

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The Reykjavik route is part of Air Canada’s new international itineraries, as it carries out its global expansion in 2017. This year will see the launch of much-awaited air service between Toronto to Berlin, Toronto to Mumbai, Montreal to Algiers, Montreal to Marseille, Montreal to Shanghai, Vancouver to Frankfurt, Vancouver to London Gatwick, Vancouver to Nagoya and Vancouver to Taipei. Expect more routes to be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned!


In 2016, Air Canada established new services between Toronto to London Gatwick, Toronto to Glasgow, Toronto to Budapest, Toronto to Prague, Toronto to Seoul, Toronto to Warsaw, Montreal to Casablanca, Montreal to Lyon, Vancouver to Brisbane, Vancouver to Delhi and Vancouver to Dublin.


Be the first to experience a non-stop flight to Iceland on board Air Canada. Flight Centre Airfare Expert will secure a booking at the low introductory prices, offer ends soon. Visit us in-store, or contact us online or at 1 888 916 1451.