Air Canada is doing some serious expansion work, with the announcement of six new long haul routes.
So what’s going where?
Operated by Air Canada (mainline)
Air Canada Boeing 787-9 – Image, Air Canada
- Vancouver to Taipei commencing 8th June 2017 with a Boeing 787-9. Reservations not open at the moment.
- Toronto to Mumbai commencing 1st July 2017 – 3 times a week service coded as AC046/47 with a Boeing 787-9
- Montreal to Shanghai – as I wrote about here.
Operated by Air Canada Rouge
Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
- Toronto to Berlin Tegel commencing 1st June 2017, operating 4 times a week with a Boeing 767.
- Vancouver to Nagoya Chubu commencing 1st June 2017, operating 3 times a week with a Boeing 767 (with the service to boost to 4 times a week in August and September)
- Montreal to Marseille commencing 9th June 2017, operating 3 times a week with a Boeing 767
- Montreal to Algiers commencing 26th June 2017, operating 4 times a week with a Boeing 767
There are some interesting additions – in particular the routes announced for Air Canada Rouge, the linking of the German capital to Toronto, the new route to Marseille, and a route to Algiers (marking the second African destination the group serves).
The mainline additions whilst less inspiring add important connectivity to the network.
Overall, it’s an impressive growth spurt by Air Canada. It will be interesting to see if the airline can support further growth in the long-term.
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