Air Canada has announced the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season, including two from YVR: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize, Toronto-St. Vincent, Montreal-Lima and Montreal-Phoenix. Flights are now available for purchase.
“Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean and the United States,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada.
“Vancouver-Melbourne is our third route to Australia, in addition to year-round service to Sydney and Brisbane. Our seasonal Melbourne service will provide additional options for business travellers between North America and Australia as well as Australians seeking a Canadian winter vacation experience.
“Montreal-Lima is our first South American route from our Montreal hub, and will offer travellers from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru, complementing our existing year-round flights from Toronto,” he continued.
“The addition of the first long-haul, international scheduled service to St. Vincent in the Caribbean, along with the addition of Toronto-Belize, Montreal-Phoenix, Vancouver-Orlando offers new choices for travellers looking to escape Canadian winters, and we also look forward to welcoming Florida residents onboard for convenient access to some of the best skiing in North America," concluded Mr. Smith.
The new flights will operate as follows:
Vancouver-Melbourne – Dec. 1, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018, four times weekly on board Boeing 787-9 (mainline)
Vancouver-Orlando – Dec. 20, 2017 – April 8, 2018, twice weekly on board Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge)
Toronto-Belize City – Dec. 15, 2017 – April 13, 2018, weekly on board Airbus A319 (Rouge)
Toronto-St. Vincent – Dec. 14, 2017 – April 12, 2018, weekly on board Airbus A319 (Rouge)
Montreal-Lima – Dec. 16, 2017 – May 27, 2018, twice weekly on board Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge)
Montreal-Phoenix – Feb. 22, 2018 – May 28, 2018, three times weekly on board Airbus A319 (Rouge)
- The Toronto-Belize City, Toronto-St. Vincent, and Montreal-Lima service will run subject to government approvals.
The new routes are timed to optimize connectivity at Air Canada’s Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver hubs to and from the airline’s network across North America and globally.
So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new international services between Montreal-Shanghai, with Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Toronto-Reykjavik, Montreal-Reykjavik, Montreal-Tel Aviv, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille inaugural services to begin in the weeks to come.