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Six new Air Canada routes to India, Asia, Africa and Europe start summer 2017

MONTREAL — Air Canada is making good on its commitment to international expansion with the addition of six new destinations to its international network.

On June 1, 2017 Air Canada will launch service between Toronto-Berlin (four times weekly) and Vancouver-Nagoya (three times weekly, increasing to four times weekly in August and September 2017).

On June 8, 2017, Vancouver-Taipei starts with daily service, and on June 9, 2017, Montreal-Marseille with three times weekly service.

On June 26, 2017 the airline will introduce Montreal-Algiers flights (four times weekly). And on July 1, Air Canada will add Toronto-Mumbai (three times weekly).

Both the Montreal-Algiers and the Vancouver-Taipei routes are subject to government approvals.

“Air Canada is pleased to offer customers these new nonstop routes to exciting destinations around the world. While extending our global reach, they also represent a further deepening of our already substantial international network,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

Toronto-Mumbai is Air Canada’s third route between Canada and India starting with the launch of Toronto-Delhi service last fall, he added. Nagoya will be the airline’s fourth airport in Japan.

“With these new services, we will now operate 21 routes between Canada and Asia, including the Middle East. Berlin and Marseille will bring the number of European routes we serve to 44 next summer, including four cities in France. Algiers will be our second destination in Africa, which makes Air Canada one of only a small number of global carriers flying to all six inhabited continents.”

Air Canada will be the only carrier to offer nonstop service between Canada and Mumbai and the only Canadian carrier to operate non-stop service to Taipei. These routes will operate year-round with Air Canada’s B787-9 Dreamliner, featuring 30 International Business Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 247 Economy Class seats, with upgraded in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft.

The new seasonal routes to Berlin and Nagoya will be the only nonstop services between these cities and Canada. The service to Algiers will be the only nonstop flight by a Canadian carrier between Montreal and the North African city and the Marseille service will be the only nonstop flight operated by a network carrier between Marseille and North America. All will be operated with an Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy cabins.

All flights are available for sale immediately with special introductory pricing, except for Vancouver-Taipei and Montreal-Algiers which will be available for sale in the near future pending government approvals, said Smith.

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