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Air Canada to increase capacity to South America, unveils summer schedule to Europe, Africa, Middle East & India

MONTREAL — Air Canada is resuming service to key destinations in South America and has also unveiled its summer 2022 schedule to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

As part of ongoing efforts to rebuild its global, the airline announced today plans to increase capacity to South America and launch a robust summer lineup that includes year-round services and summer seasonal destinations.


Service to São Paulo, Brazil will resume from Montreal on Dec. 8 with four flights per week on a year-round basis. Service from Toronto to Brazil’s financial centre will increase to daily flights starting Dec. 6. São Paulo will be served by Air Canada’s flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Service from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia is set to resume on Dec. 2 with three weekly flights, while flights from Toronto to Bogotá will increase to four per week as of Nov. 7, all operated on an Airbus A330-300. Flights to Bogotá will allow customers to easily connect onward throughout Colombia and other South American destinations via Star Alliance partner Avianca.

Air Canada also has plans to serve Buenos Aires, Argentina with flights offered to either Toronto or Montreal via São Paulo. The flights to Argentina, which has announced plans to reopen to international tourists starting Nov. 1, are still pending government approval.

In addition, service between Toronto and Santiago, Chile is set to resume in January 2022 with three weekly flights.



In addition to its established year-round services, Air Canada will be returning to key summer seasonal destinations next year, including Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh and Reykjavik.

Seasonal services to Athens, Rome and Lisbon resumed in 2021 and will return next spring, alongside Air Canada’s recently launched service to Cairo.

“As we continue to rebuild our global network, Air Canada is excited to plan its return to these popular leisure destinations across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, offering its customers to explore the world again, said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. “Our schedule will enable convenient onward travel through our Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary hubs to and from our global destinations. Start planning ahead and book with confidence. We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming you onboard.”

Here are the planned start dates of summer 2022 destinations, with additional service resumptions or expansions being announced in the future:



  • Amsterdam (December 2021)
  • Brussels
  • Casablanca
  • Copenhagen (May 2022)
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Lyon (December 2021)
  • Madrid (April 2022)
  • Milan (May 2022)
  • Munich
  • Delhi
  • Paris
  • Tel Aviv
  • Vienna
  • Zurich


Summer Seasonal 

  • Athens (April 2022)
  • Barcelona (March 2022)
  • Cairo (May 2022)
  • Edinburgh (June 2022)
  • Lisbon (March 2022)
  • Manchester (June 2022)
  • Nice (May 2022)
  • Reykjavik (June 2022)
  • Rome (March 2022)
  • Venice (April 2022)

Air Canada’s new refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased. It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.