Air Canada expands network with new summer routes

Air Canada expands network with new summer routes

MONTREAL — The first of Air Canada’s new summer 2018 flights have taken off with more new domestic, transborder and international routes on the way, as the season shifts into high gear.

The first new route, Toronto-Omaha nonstop, is the first of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes the carrier is launching this summer. Both the Toronto-Omaha route and a new Edmonton-San Francisco nonstop route launched May 1. A third new route, Toronto-Buenos Aires, takes off today.

The new nonstop routes are consistent with company growth plans and will extend Air Canada’s network with new destinations and city pairings in Canada, the U.S. and internationally, says Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

“Air Canada is well established as a leading global carrier now serving 222 destinations on six continents,” said Smith. “These route additions broaden and deepen our already expansive network by adding new destinations and city pairings. In recent years, Air Canada has been profitably adding capacity and building its network so that today we now operate 430 routes, providing customers more choice and travel options aboard the Best Airline in North America, as rated by the respected Skytrax global survey.”

The 25 new routes will launch between May 1 and July 2, 2018 and include international services such as Vancouver to Paris and Zurich, Toronto to Buenos Aries and Shannon, and Montreal to Tokyo-Narita and Bucharest.


The routes include a combination of Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express services.

Departure City Destination Start Date* Service
Toronto Omaha 01MAY18 Express
Toronto Buenos Aires 02MAY18 Mainline
Toronto Providence 17MAY18* Express
Toronto Shannon 01JUN18* Mainline
Toronto Zagreb 02JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Porto 08JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Bucharest 09JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Kamloops 21JUN18* Rouge
Toronto Nanaimo 22JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Baltimore 17MAY18 Express
Montréal Pittsburgh 17MAY18 Express
Montréal Tokyo Narita 01JUN18 Mainline
Montréal Dublin 02JUN18* Mainline
Montréal Bucharest 07JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Lisbon 15JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Victoria 22JUN18* Rouge
Montréal Windsor 02JUL18 Express
Montréal London, ON 02JUL18 Express
Vancouver Sacramento 17MAY18 Express
Vancouver Zurich 07JUN18* Mainline
Vancouver Paris 08JUN18* Mainline
Edmonton San Francisco 01MAY18 Express
Edmonton Kelowna 02JUL18 Express
Edmonton Victoria 02JUL18* Express
Calgary Comox 02JUL18* Express

* indicates seasonal route for summer 2018

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