MONTREAL — Air Canada’s restoration of its transborder network continues with news of three new U.S. routes.
New double-daily Toronto and daily Montreal service to JFK begins in March 2023.
Plus, new four times weekly Toronto-Sacramento starts in June 2023.
Service has also been restored on 11 U.S. routes beginning May 1, including Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Los Angeles, Vancouver-Austin.
Air Canada is also adding increased frequencies on more than a dozen other transborder routes for summer 2023.
“Air Canada is very pleased to offer customers the most choice of any carrier flying to the U.S. for Summer 2023, where we will operate more than 400 daily flights on 95 routes to 47 destinations. We are getting an early start with new routes to JFK from both Toronto and Montreal beginning March 26, and Toronto-Sacramento in June. As well, we will restore previously suspended routes and increase frequencies on existing routes as we rebuild our transborder schedule,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.
“Our U.S. summer schedule, which will complement our recently announced Canadian and international summer schedules, is designed to maximize connectivity within our network and offer the most seats on the most flights to the most destinations. Strengthened by our Transborder Joint Business Agreement with United Airlines, our schedule will also be attractive for sixth freedom global travellers flying internationally and strengthen our hub airports with more connection traffic.”
In total Air Canada will offer 3,500+ seats on 39 daily flights from six Canadian cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax) into New York City’s three major airports (JFK, Newark, LaGuardia).
New services to New York’s JFK will begin March 26, with double daily service from Toronto and daily service from Montreal. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz on Embraer E175s.
|AC8899||New York JFK 12:45||Montreal 14:20||Daily|
|AC8898||Montreal 18:25||New York JFK 20:00||Daily|
|AC8553||New York JFK 10:00||Toronto 11:45||Daily|
|AC8554||Toronto 11:00||New York JFK 12:36||Daily|
|AC8555||New York JFK 13:25||Toronto 15:10||Daily|
|AC8556||Toronto 20:30||New York JFK 22:06||Daily|
New service between Toronto and Sacramento will begin June 1, 2023, year-round and four days a week, on A220-300s.
|Flight||Departs||Arrives||Days of Week|
|AC759||Toronto 18:30||Sacramento 20:55||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|AC758||Sacramento 09:25||Toronto 17:15||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
Meanwhile Air Canada has several transborder routes starting this month. Halifax-Newark daily service starts Dec. 16, 2022. Montreal-Tampa three times weekly service and Vancouver-Miami three times weekly service starts Dec. 17, 2022. And new Vancouver-Houston daily service starts Dec. 16, 2022.
Transborder Flight Resumptions
|Vancouver-Austin||May 1, 2023||Three times weekly|
|Montreal-Nashville||May 1, 2023||Three times weekly|
|Calgary-Los Angeles||May 1, 2023||Daily|
|Toronto-Milwaukee||May 1, 2023||Daily|
|Montreal-Philadelphia||May 1, 2023||Two times daily|
|Montreal-Pittsburgh||May 1, 2023||Daily|
|Vancouver-Anchorage||May 1, 2023||Daily|
|Montreal-Seattle||May 15, 2023||Daily|
|Toronto-Hartford||June 1, 2023||Two times daily|
|Toronto-Salt Lake City||June 1, 2023||Three times weekly|
|Toronto-Kansas City||June 17, 2023||Daily|
|Toronto-Portland||June 17, 2023||Daily|
|Vancouver-Boston||June 17, 2023||Daily|
Frequency Increases (transborder to the U.S)
|Route||Frequency (Summer 2023 versus Summer 2022)|
|Vancouver-Seattle||Increases to six times daily from five daily|
|Vancouver-San Francisco||Increases to five times daily from four daily|
|Toronto-San Francisco||Increases to five times daily from three daily|
|Vancouver-San Diego||Increases to three times daily from twice daily|
|Vancouver-Newark||Increases to two times daily from once daily|
|Toronto-San Diego||Increases to two times daily from once daily|
|Toronto-Seattle||Increases to two times daily from once daily|
|Toronto-Minneapolis||Increases to four times daily from three daily|
|Toronto-Philadelphia||Increases to four times daily from three daily|
|Toronto-Pittsburgh||Increases to four times daily from three daily|
|Toronto-Washington (Reagan)||Increases to four times daily from twice daily|
|Toronto-Indianapolis||Increases to three times daily from twice daily|
|Toronto-Baltimore||Increases to three times daily from twice daily|
|Montreal-San Diego||Increases to daily from three times weekly|