Air Canda rouge launches Toronto-Gatwick route
The arrival of flight AC1924 at London Gatwick on Friday marked the successful launch of Air Canada rouge’s newest route.
The seasonal, non-stop service between Toronto and London Gatwick will operate daily during the summer and give Air Canada customers greater choice when travelling to London and Europe.
“London Heathrow is already Air Canada’s largest international gateway with flights to eight Canadian cities, so we are pleased to expand to London Gatwick in time for the summer, when millions of vacationers are travelling between Canada and the UK. With this new route, we become the only Canadian carrier serving the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region, which further solidifies our already market-leading position as the airline operating the most seats between Canada and UK,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
Flights will be operated with an Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium and economy cabins. The service commenced with six weekly flights going to daily service throughout the summer from June 1 to September 26, and then with reduced frequency until October 16.