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Air Canada To Strategically Increase Capacity on Transborder Markets
  • Upgraded regional jet service from Toronto to Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis
  • More frequencies added from Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin

MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is upgrading service and boosting capacity on key transborder routes from its Toronto and Montreal hubs.

"We are very pleased to offer customers travelling between Toronto and the cities of Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis an upgraded travel experience with larger and more comfortable aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class and wi-fi options on all flights. We are also adding daily frequencies on our Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin routes and from Montreal to Baltimore," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.

"These changes are part of an ongoing transformation of Air Canada Express and customers will benefit from even more convenient schedules and enhanced onboard experiences as we further strengthen our North American network, optimizing connecting opportunities between our extensive transborder, North American and global markets," concluded Mark.

These enhancements are in addition to Air Canada's recent announcement it will launch new daily flights from Montreal to Raleigh and increase capacity by deploying larger aircraft with Business Class and wi-fi options on its Toronto to Raleigh and Charlotte flights.

Air Canada Express flights are scheduled for convenient, point-to-point travel as well as easy connections to Air Canada's extensive domestic and international network at its Toronto Pearson global hub.  Customers also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada's leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges at Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

Upgraded services this summer peak include:

 

Route

Frequencies

Capacity

Aircraft

Toronto-Nashville

2 daily flights effective June 1

152 daily seats

76 seat CR9 operated by Jazz Aviation LP effective June 1

Toronto-Washington (Dulles)

3 daily flights effective May 1

228 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional effective May 1

Toronto-Memphis

1 daily flight effective May 1

76 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional effective May 1

Toronto-Raleigh

3 daily flights effective May 1

228 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Charlotte

2 daily flights effective May 1

152 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Minneapolis

Adding 1 flight for 4 daily flights effective June 3

304 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Philadelphia

Adding 1 flight for 5 daily flights effective June 3

380 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Austin

Adding 1 flight for 2 daily flights effective April 29

152 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Montreal-Baltimore

Adding 1 flight for 2 daily flights effective June 4

100 daily seats

50 seat CRJ operated by Jazz Aviation LP

Montreal-Raleigh

New daily flights launching June 3

50 daily seats

50 seat CRJ operated by Jazz Aviation LP

 

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.                                      

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SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741