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Air Canada To Resume Service And Increase Capacity To Key Destinations in South America
  • Montreal to São Paulo restarts; increases to daily flights from Toronto
  • Montreal to Bogotá resumes; Toronto service moves up to four flights per week
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina to be served via São Paulo four times per week
  • Toronto to Santiago, Chile restarts in January with three weekly flights

MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ - Air Canada today announced an increase in service to several key South American destinations as the airline continues to rebuild its global network from its Toronto and Montreal hubs. Service to São Paulo, Brazil will resume from Montreal on December 8 with four flights per week on a year-round basis, while service from Toronto to Brazil's financial centre will increase to daily flights as of December 6. São Paulo will be served by Air Canada's flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Service from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia is set to resume on December 2 with three weekly flights, while flights from Toronto to Bogotá will increase to four per week as of November 7, all operated on an Airbus A330-300. Flights to Bogotá will allow customers to easily connect onward throughout Colombia and other South American destinations via Star Alliance partner Avianca.

Air Canada also remains committed to serving Buenos Aires, Argentina, with flights offered to either Toronto or Montreal via São Paulo. The flights to Argentina, which has announced plans to reopen to international tourists as of November 1, are still pending government approval.

Another key South American destination will rejoin Air Canada's network in January 2022 with the resumption of service between Toronto and Santiago, Chile, with three weekly flights.

"We are very excited to serve some of the largest cities in South America, offering our customers more travel options from our main hubs. By resuming services from Montreal and adding capacity from Toronto, Air Canada is demonstrating its strong commitment to the Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian and Chilean markets. This increased presence will not only allow for greater leisure travel, but it will also help spur the economic recovery and facilitate business connections. Air Canada has a long-standing presence in Brazil, operating from Toronto for several decades, contributing to the strong business relationship between the two countries," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

Schedules:

São Paulo

Flight

From

Departure

To

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

AC 90

Toronto

22:55

São Paulo

10:50

Daily

December 6

AC 91

São Paulo

20:45

Toronto

05:00

AC 96

Montreal

21:50

São Paulo

09:50

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

December 8

AC 97

São Paulo

21:45

Montreal

06:00

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

December 9

Buenos Aires

Flight

From

Departure

To

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

AC96

São Paulo

11:50

Buenos
Aires

14:50

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

December 11

AC97

Buenos Aires

17:05

São
Paulo

19:45

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

December 11

Bogotá

Flight

From

Departure

To

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

AC94

Toronto

21:35

Bogotá

03:35

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun

November 7

AC95

Bogotá

08:35

Toronto

14:35

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat

November 7

AC 98

Montreal

21:05

Bogotá

03:35

Mon, Thu, Sat

December 2

AC 99

Bogotá

08:35

Montreal

14:45

Tue, Fri, Sun

December 3

Santiago

Flight

From

Departure

To

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

AC92

Toronto

22:55

Santiago

11:15

Tue, Fri, Sun

January 11, 2022

AC93

Santiago

20:55

Toronto

05:25

Mon, Wed, Sat

January 12, 2022

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All customers are provided with individual care kits which contain antiseptic wipes, face covering and hand sanitizer. Air Canada's onboard services have resumed and will gradually feature new meals inspired by a panel of celebrated Canadian chefs on international flights departing Canada.

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