Air Canada is firming up its summer timetable for Toronto Pearson to London Heathrow. It seems however there’s going to be a dip in capacity as it goes from five flights a day to four during the summer peak of July and August.
The new time table looks like this:
Toronto Pearson to London Heathrow AC868 DEPART YYZ 08:55 ARRIVE LHR 21:00 Boeing 767-300ER AC856 DEPART YYZ 18:30 ARRIVE LHR 06:25+1 Boeing 777-200LR AC848 DEPART YYZ 20:40 ARRIVE LHR 08:35+1 Boeing 777-300ER AC858 DEPART YYZ 23:10 ARRIVE LHR 11:05+1 Boeing 777-300ER Operates Daily from 1st July 2014 Booked Equipment as listed London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson AC869 DEPART LHR 08:30 ARRIVE YYZ 11:05 Boeing 777-200LR AC857 DEPART LHR 12:05 ARRIVE YYZ 14:45 Boeing 777-300ER AC849 DEPART LHR 15:00 ARRIVE YYZ 17:40 Boeing 777-300ER AC859 DEPART LHR 18:00 ARRIVE YYZ 21:00 Boeing 767-300ER Operates Daily from 1st July 2014 Booked Equipment as listed
However, there is an upside for those who like new equipment to fly on, as Air Canada will roll out a Boeing 787 Dreamliner between Toronto Pearson and London Heathrow. The schedule is patchy during April – with it strengthening in May.
Between 1st April and 30th April AC858 DEPART YYZ 23:10 ARRIVE LHR 11:05+1 AC857 DEPART LHR 12:05 ARRIVE YYZ 14:4 Z 788 x145 AC858 with a 787 operates Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday AC857 with a 787 operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Between 2nd May and 30th June 12 flights a week with a Boeing 787 Toronto Pearson - London Heathrow AC856 DEPART YYZ 18:30 ARRIVE LHR 06:25+1 AC848 DEPART YYZ 20:40 ARRIVE LHR 08:35+1 AC856 operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 787 AC848 operates Daily with a 787 London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson AC869 DEPART LHR 08:30 ARRIVE YYZ – 1115YYZ 788 x23 AC857 DEPART LHR 12:05 ARRIVE YYZ – 1450YYZ 788 D AC869 Operates Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a 787 AC857 Operates Daily with a 787
Whilst a drop in service is never welcome, there is ample capacity during the peak summer months. Of course, there are various options via the USA or via other Air Canada entry points too. For those seeking alternative direct option, British Airways operate between London Heathrow and Toronto Pearson T3…
.. but I’d still go with Air Canada if possible. T1 is better built for connections if you need them….