Air Canada expands its North American Network this Summer as recovery accelerates

posted on 22nd February 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Air Canada expands its North American Network this Summer as recovery accelerates

Air Canada today announced an expansion of its North American network for Summer 2022 as the carrier’s recovery from COVID accelerates.

With the launch of new service on four transborder and three domestic routes, as well as the restoration of 41 North American routes, Air Canada will operate to 51 Canadian and 46 U.S airports this summer and offer customers the largest network and most travel options of any Canadian carrier.

New services will be launching to the U.S. from Montreal to Atlanta and DetroitToronto to Salt Lake City, and Vancouver to Austin.

Within Canada, three new routes will begin between Montreal and Gander, Calgary and Fort St John, and Vancouver and Halifax.

Additionally, service will be restored on 41 North American routes, including: 13 routes from Toronto, nine from Montreal, five from Ottawa, five from Vancouver, four from Calgary, three from Halifax, and two from Edmonton.

The routes are timed to connect with Air Canada’s domestic, U.S. and international network at the airline’s global hubs in TorontoVancouver and Montreal

“Canadians are ready to travel, and we’re excited to be offering a very significant growth in our schedule this summer,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“With our recovery accelerating and North American flying reaching 90% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, we are offering more options across the continent, including seven new city pairs from our TorontoMontreal and Vancouver hubs, and the resumption of 41 suspended or previously announced new routes.

“These changes will also grow and cement our position as the leading carrier of choice in the transborder market, with the most non-stop flying between Canada and the U.S. and as the foreign carrier with the most service to the U.S.

“Moreover, our revitalized North American network, designed to connect easily with our global network, gives customers by far the widest choice of routings and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer”.

“To match our unrivalled network, we are also enhancing our award-winning airport and onboard services.

“All 23 of our Maple Leaf Lounges are now open, with new features such as ordering from your seat for safety and greater convenience, and we have introduced a range of touchless airport services that make the check-in and boarding process more convenient.

“Customers can also benefit from our transformed Aeroplan program, which offers members greater value and flexibility when redeeming reward travel.

“And, of course, all customers will enjoy Air Canada’s industry leading customer service, recognized at the most recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, where our people won for Best Airline Employees in Canada and in North America.”