MONTREAL -- Air Canada has announced new non-stop services between 12 U.S. cities and its four key Canadian hubs beginning next summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Washington-Dulles-Toronto, Salt Lake City-Toronto and San Jose-Vancouver, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Chicago-Vancouver, Houston-Montreal, Denver-Montreal and San Francisco-Calgary. To promote the new routes, Air Canada is offering special introductory fares; details are available on www.aircanada.com.
"Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations. 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. These new routes will make it easier for international travelers flying from and to the U.S. to connect to Air Canada's global network through its major Canadian hubs. Additionally, customers travelling in the U.S. or from Latin America on our partner United Airlines will have more travel options and connection opportunities at UA's hubs in Houston, Denver, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.
"International travelers are increasingly finding that connecting through Canada on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly from and to the U.S. to both Europe and Asia. Not only do our hubs offer some of the shortest elapsed travel times, they also provide international travelers seamless connections and Air Canada's Four-Star service, featuring lie-flat seats in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin on select flights, and seatback In-Flight Entertainment throughout all aircraft. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulationand redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at our hubs, priority boarding and other benefits."
The new routes announced today will be operated by Air Canada mainline, Air Canada rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft.