Air Canada unveils major expansion to 12 U.S. destinations

Air Canada unveils major expansion to 12 U.S. destinations

MONTREAL — Air Canada will be launching new nonstop services between four key Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities beginning next summer.

The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Toronto-Washington-Dulles, Toronto-Salt Lake City and Vancouver-San Jose, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Vancouver-Chicago, Montreal-Houston, Montreal-Denver and Calgary-San Francisco.

To promote the new routes, Air Canada is offering special introductory fares.

“Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations. As such, we are pleased to strengthen our market presence, particularly as the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian travellers and Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Americans. For those travelling onward in the U.S. these new routes strengthen Air Canada’s connections with major hubs of its partner United Airlines, including Houston, Denver, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles, giving customers more travel options and convenient connections throughout the U.S. and Latin America,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

“These new routes will also support our international expansion by making it easier for international travellers flying to and from the U.S. to connect to Air Canada’s global network through its major Canadian hubs. International travellers are increasingly finding that connecting through Canada on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly to and from the U.S. and between the U.S. to both Europe and Asia. Not only do our hubs offer some of the shortest elapsed travel times, they also provide international travellers seamless connections and Air Canada’s Four-Star service, featuring lie-flat seats in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin on select flights, and seatback In-Flight Entertainment throughout all aircraft.”