Air Canada rouge touches down at London-Gatwick for the first time

Air Canada rouge touches down at London-Gatwick for the first time

MONTREAL – Air Canada rouge’s seasonal, non-stop service between Toronto and London-Gatwick is officially up and running, with flight AC1924 arriving in London this morning.

The new service will operate daily during the summer onboard a Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium and economy cabins.

It commenced with six weekly flights, going to daily service throughout the summer from June 1-Sept. 26, and then with reduced frequency until Oct. 16. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

“London-Heathrow is already Air Canada’s largest international gateway with flights to eight Canadian cities, so we are pleased to expand to London-Gatwick in time for the summer, when millions of vacationers are travelling between Canada and the U.K. With this new route, we become the only Canadian carrier serving the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region, which further solidifies our already market-leading position as the airline operating the most seats between Canada and the U.K.,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

Beginning this summer, Air Canada will also launch new international services between Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Brisbane, and Vancouver-Dublin