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Air Canada Adds New Routes

As vaccination rates in Canada climb many Canadians are once agin looking to travel abroad. In response Air Canada recently unveiled additional details of its planned international schedule for this summer. The carrier’s plans include the resumption of 17 routes and 11 destinations across the world from its hubs. The airline is resuming its service between Calgary and Frankfurt, as of August 1, up to four times weekly, and is also offering for the first time a unique non-stop service from Montreal to Cairo, Egypt, three times weekly.

“As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our international network and continue as a global carrier to connect Canada to the world, while also developing additional markets and targeting new opportunities. Canadians are eager to travel again, and we are ready to reunite customers with their families and friends. With vaccination rates globally increasing and our industry-leading CleanCare+ bio-safety protocols, Air Canada has your health and safety as its top priority,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“We are pleased to restart our non-stop service between Calgary and Frankfurt, a key European market for our customers in Western Canada. This route will operate all year long, connecting Calgary to the world via the global hub of our trans Atlantic joint venture partner, Lufthansa, in Frankfurt. We are also considering additional routes as restrictions continue to loosen,” Mr. Galardo added.

International flight schedule for Summer 2021

RouteFrequencyStart Date
Calgary-FrankfurtUp to 4x weeklyAugust 1, 2021
Toronto-Vienna3x weeklyJuly 21, 2021
Toronto-Dublin3x weeklyAugust 1, 2021
Toronto-ParisUp to 5x weeklyAugust 2, 2021
Toronto-Zurich4x weeklyAugust 3, 2021
Montreal-Geneva3x weeklyJuly 22, 2021
Montreal-Tel Aviv2x weeklyAugust 1, 2021
Montreal-LondonUp to 4x weeklyAugust 3, 2021

On top of these upcoming service resumptions, Air Canada has already resumed flights to Greece, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Morocco and will increase frequencies in some of these destinations as of August.

Resumed routes

RouteFrequency
Toronto-AthensUp to 5x weekly in August
Toronto-Dubai3x weekly
Toronto-RomeUp to 4x weekly          
Toronto-LisbonUp to 3x weekly
Montreal-AthensUp to 5x weekly in August
Montreal-CasablancaUp to 5x weekly in August
Montreal-RomeUp to 3x weekly
Montreal-Lisbon2x weekly
Vancouver-LondonUp to daily in August

Air Canada also recently launched its first and unique non-stop service to Cairo from its Montreal hub, three times weekly, serving the large Egyptian community established in Montreal and throughout North America. This new route provides a direct gateway to Africa and offers convenient connectivity throughout Canada and the U.S. from across Air Canada’s network. 

The airline continues to operate to several other destinations including: Brussels, Bogotá, Doha, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Click here for the full schedule.

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