Air Canada will launch three new Asian routes in the next 30 days, as it continues to expand the international networks of its mainline carrier and leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge.
The new routes from Vancouver to Nagoya and Taipei, and from Toronto to Mumbai, form part of a major period of expansion for Canada’s flag carrier; between 1 June and 1 July 2017, 11 new international routes will be launched to destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Flights between Vancouver and Nagoya commenced on 1 June and will now be operated four times a week on a seasonal basis by Air Canada Rouge. The new Vancouver-Taipei route will then follow on 8 June, with daily flights operated by Air Canada all-year-round using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
And the Asian expansion will continue on 1 July with the launch of four weekly flights between Toronto and Mumbai, also operated by Air Canada using a 787-9.
Other new routes include Vancouver-Frankfurt (operated daily by Air Canada), Vancouver-London Gatwick (three times a week by Air Canada Rouge), Toronto-Berlin (four times a week by Air Canada Rouge), Toronto-Reykjavik (four times a week by Air Canada Rouge), Montreal-Reykjavik (three times a week by Air Canada Rouge), Montreal-Marseille (three times a week by Air Canada Rouge), Montreal-Tel Aviv (twice a week by Air Canada) and Montreal-Algiers (four times a week by Air Canada Rouge).
“Nothing says summer like winging off to an exciting foreign destination, and Air Canada is pleased to offer its customers more options than ever this year. Through our ongoing international expansion, we are adding 11 new routes touching three continents beginning this summer,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines.
Of these new routes, only Vancouver-Taipei and Toronto-Mumbai will operate all-year-round, while the rest will only be available for the summer season.