Air Canada expands winter sun network

i By May 29, 2023 No Comments

Air Canada has announced the strategic expansion of its winter sun network.

The carrier’s winter sun schedule anticipates an 11 per cent capacity increase from 2022 and plans to operate eight per cent more than its 2019 pre-pandemic sun schedule. Key highlights include up to 20 routes from across Canada to Florida, increased flights from across Canada to Cancun, Montreal to Palm Beach, Toronto to Fort Myers, and from Vancouver to Miami, CancunLos CabosPuerto VallartaLas Vegas and Phoenix.

“We are seeing strong, ongoing interest for winter leisure travel, and as the leading carrier from Canada to popular sun destinations with up to 683 weekly flights planned this winter, we are thrilled to add exciting new services from Toronto and Montreal to the Caribbean and Mexico and significant increases from our Vancouver hub in response to pent up demand. With the most flights to choose from coast to coast this winter to popular leisure sun destinations and convenient travel package options through Air Canada Vacations, customers can begin booking their vacation to their preferred destination now,” said Mark Galardo, executive vice-president, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada.

“Air Canada continues implementing its global network strategy and has extended several European routes to year-round including Toulouse, BarcelonaEdinburghLisbonRomeMadrid and Copenhagen. We have optimized our schedule to conveniently connect Europe to popular leisure destinations in Florida and Mexico, enabling customers from SpainFranceItaly, the UK and Denmark to enjoy one-stop travel to sought-after North American vacation destinations this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard,” concluded Galardo.

New sun network route details

Toronto – Monterrey, Mexico (year-round)*
  • Air Canada becomes the only Canadian airline to offer flights between Canada and Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest metropolis that is home to business headquarters and commercial interests as well as historical culture, art and architectural attractions. Flights have been timed for convenient connections between Monterrey and Europe through Air Canada’s Toronto global hub.
  • Starting October 29, the service will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with flights from Toronto to Monterrey departing at 6:00 p.m. and arriving at 21:35. The flight from Monterrey to Toronto, which begins October 30, will depart at 10:05 a.m., arriving at 14:55 p.m.
Toronto-Fort-de-FranceMartinique (seasonal)
  • Air Canada is the leading carrier between Canada and the French Caribbean, featuring new flights from its Toronto hub this winter complementing its year-round flights from Montreal. With 7 weekly flights from Canada to Martinique this winter peak, Air Canada has also optimized connections to and from its Toronto and Montreal hubs, bringing more people to discover Martinique.
  • Beginning December 16, the service will depart Toronto at 08:15 a.m. and arrive in Fort-de-France at 14:20 p.m. The flight returning from Fort-de-France will depart at 15:25, arriving at YYZ at 20:05. The service will run on Saturday only.
Montreal– Los Cabos, Mexico (seasonal)*
  • New flights from Montreal complements services from Toronto and Vancouver to this popular Mexican leisure destination.
  • Starting Friday, December 1, the new service will operate weekly (Fridays), leaving Montreal (YUL) at 08:00 a.m. and arriving in Los Cabos (SJD) at 12:40 p.m. The return flight to Montreal will depart Los Cabos at 13:40 p.m.
Montreal-La Romana (seasonal)
The new seasonal service from Montreal to La Romana in the Dominican Republic will depart YUL at 09:10 a.m., arriving at LRM at 15:10 p.m. The return flight will leave the Dominican Republic at 16:10 p.m., arriving in Montreal at 20:05 p.m. The weekly service will start on December 17, 2023.
Increased capacity from Vancouver year-over-year is as follows:
Vancouver-Las Vegas – 14 weekly flights (up from 7 in 2022)
Vancouver-Phoenix – 14 weekly flights (up from 7 in 2022)
Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta – 7 weekly flights (up from 3 in 2022)
Vancouver-Cancun – 7 weekly flights (up from 4 in 2022)
Vancouver-Miami – 6 weekly flights (up from 3 in 2022)
Vancouver-Los Cabos – 5 weekly flights (up from 3)
Vancouver-San Diego – +110% capacity increase