New Air Canada routes from Toronto ready to fly this summer
Robert Trudeau, Senior Director, Corporate & Business Development Sales, Air Canada; Duncan Bureau, Vice President Global Sales, Air Canada; flight attendant; Vijay Bathija, Vice President Commercial, Air Canada Leisure Group; flight attendant; Eddy Doyle, Vice President Flight Operations, Air Canada.

Air Canada’s new routes ready to fly this summer

TORONTO — Air Canada is set to have another busy summer flying passengers to exotic destinations around the world.

At an event last night in Toronto, the airline reconfirmed new routes flying from Toronto – Seoul, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Glasgow and Gatwick as well as Washington D.C., Portland, Salt Lake City and Jacksonville – and also reminded the industry that Air Canada will be re-establishing flights out of Hamilton starting next month.

In addition Air Canada will now offer daily nonstop service between Vancouver and Brisbane starting in June. And Air Canada rouge will add three weekly nonstop seasonal flights between Vancouver and Dublin this summer.

“Toronto as a super-hub is something we strongly believe in and we continue to grow and look for markets we can operate worldwide, offering nonstop service, which has been a pretty big success,” said Duncan Bureau, Air Canada’s Vice President of Global Sales. “The investment of over $9 billion dollars into new aircraft has positioned us to grow the airline with confidence, and now we need support from the industry to make sure all the new routes remain profitable.”

Duncan Bureau, Air Canada’s Vice President of Global Sales

Duncan Bureau, Air Canada’s Vice President of Global Sales.

Air Canada has grown its system-wide international network, as measured by the number of available seats, by approximately 50% since 2009, giving Canadians more options to access the world.

“Our international network has expanded to include Osaka, Tokyo, Panama City, Amsterdam, Delhi, Dubai, plus all the new destinations we are celebrating tonight,” says Bureau. “We also have Montreal to Casablanca and Lyon, Vancouver to London and Dublin, and the new market of Brisbane also starting this summer from the west coast.”

The first flights out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will start May 24 with year-round Air Canada Express service between Hamilton and Montreal. The new nonstop, daily flights reestablish Air Canada’s presence in Hamilton and offer customers west of Toronto another convenient departure and arrival point. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada, and to Europe and beyond. It’s the only nonstop service between Hamilton and Montreal and is part of the airline’s strategy to increase and strengthen its presence in the Greater Toronto Area as well as Montreal.