Air Canada Unveils Major Expansion

New routes and cities provide better connections By: Kenneth Shapiro
Air Canada has greatly increased its service to and from U.S. cities. // © 2015 iStock
Air Canada has greatly increased its service to and from U.S. cities. // © 2015 iStock

The Details

Air Canada recently announced new nonstop service between four key Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities beginning next summer.

Why It Matters:
The new routes will mean more choices for travelers to Canada and better access to all of Air Canada’s hubs, especially connections with major airports of its partner United Airlines. It will also add new destinations to the network, such as Washington, D.C.; Salt Lake City; and San Jose, Calif., as well as new routes, such as Vancouver-Chicago, Montreal-Houston, Montreal-Denver and Calgary-San Francisco. To promote the new routes, Air Canada is offering special introductory fares.

Fast Facts:
- May 2: Toronto-Washington, DC-Dulles, Twice Daily

- May 2: Toronto-Jacksonville, Fla., (Saturday and Sunday), Twice Weekly

- May 9: Vancouver-San Jose, Calif., Twice Daily

- May 21: Montreal-Denver, Daily Service

- May 24: Calgary-Phoenix, Three Times Weekly (Monday, Thursday and Saturday)

- May 26: Toronto-Portland, Ore., Daily Service

- May 27: Toronto-Salt Lake City, Daily Service

- June 2: Vancouver-San Diego, Daily Service

- June 4: Montreal-Houston, Daily Service

- June 4: Vancouver-Chicago, Daily Service

- June 6: Montreal-Philadelphia, Twice Daily

- June 18: Calgary-San Francisco, Daily Service

What They Are Saying:
“Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations,” said Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines at Air Canada. “As such, we are pleased to strengthen our market presence, particularly as the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian travelers and Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Americans.”