Air Canada’s latest update includes new flights from Toronto and Montreal to JFK

Air Canada’s latest update includes new flights from Toronto and Montreal to JFK

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.

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
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

Route Start Date Frequency
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