Air Canada announces new and restored services, increased frequencies for summer 2023

Air Canada announces new and restored services, increased frequencies for summer 2023

MONTREAL — Air Canada is gearing up for summer 2023, with newly released details about its domestic program featuring new and restored services, and increased frequencies.

Highlights include new nonstop service between Montreal and Fort McMurray, and increased frequencies on the airline’s Toronto-Kelowna, Winnipeg-Toronto and Montreal-Vancouver routes.

All in all Air Canada will offer over 600 daily flights on 97 routes to 51 destinations
in Canada in summer 2023, the most of any carrier.

“As the country’s flag carrier, Air Canada’s increased Canadian summer schedule further reinforces our role in providing critical connectivity to Canadians coast-to-coast. Our new Montreal-Fort McMurray service brings easier access from eastern Canada to one of the critical economic hubs of Alberta. And with the prudent restoration of suspended routes and increased frequencies on others, we are improving our customers’ options for domestic travel. We are looking forward to an exceptional summer, with service on 97 domestic routes to 51 Canadian airports, making us the largest Canadian carrier, with the most seats and capacity available for travellers,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

He added: “Furthermore, we’ve built our Canadian summer schedule to synchronize with our recently announced summer international schedule, facilitating connectivity through our hubs for our customers, whether they’re travelling within Canada, across the border to the U.S., or to our many destinations worldwide.”

New service between Montreal and Fort McMurray starts June 20, 2023, year-round and three days a week, on A319 aircraft with Air Canada Rouge. With its new Montreal and existing Toronto service, Air Canada will be the only carrier connecting Fort McMurray nonstop to Quebec and Ontario.

 

Flight Departs Arrives Days of Week
AC1943 Montreal 08:15 Fort McMurray 10:38 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
AC1942 Fort McMurray 12:05 Montreal 17:52 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

Air Canada also announced the resumption of several seasonal routes and one previously suspended route. This includes daily Gander-Toronto flights beginning June 1, London, Ontario-Montreal flights beginning June 17, four times weekly Fort McMurray-Toronto flights resuming May 1, and three times weekly Calgary-Quebec City flights starting June 19. Air Canada is ALSO planning daily widebody service on its Ottawa-Vancouver route while also offering multiple options to popular leisure destinations, such as Kelowna and Victoria through its three main hubs.

 

Route Frequency (Summer 2023 versus Summer 2022)
Edmonton-Montreal Increases to four times daily from twice daily
Vancouver-Montreal Increases to six times daily from five daily
Calgary-Toronto Increases to 13 times daily from 11 daily
Kelowna-Vancouver Increases to eight times daily from seven daily
Winnipeg-Toronto Increases to seven times daily from five daily
Saint John-Toronto Increases to three times daily from once daily
Kelowna-Toronto Increases to two times daily from once daily
Quebec City-Vancouver Increases to five times from three times weekly