Air Canada opens new Toronto-Osaka route

i By February 13, 2024 No Comments

As Osaka, Japan ramps up to host Expo 2025, Air Canada is adding a new seasonal, direct service to the city from Toronto.

Flights between Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Kansai International Airport (KIX) will run three times a week from June 17 to October 2024, aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Paired with increased frequency on the carrier’s popular Vancouver-Osaka flight, this will more than double Air Canada’s capacity to Osaka, compared to the previous summer.

In a press release announcing the new route, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) notes that Japan continues to be an expanding market for the airline, which has steadily increased both their capacity and number of direct routes to accommodate demand.

During peak summer season this year, Air Canada will offer more than 12,000 seats a week between Canada and Japan, resulting in an overall capacity increase of approximately 20 percent compared with last summer.

Air Canada currently runs direct flights between:

  • Toronto-Osaka (KIX) *seasonal
  • Toronto-Tokyo (HND)
  • Toronto-Tokyo (NRT)
  • Montreal-Tokyo (NRT)
  • Vancouver-Osaka (KIX) *seasonal
  • Vancouver-Tokyo (NRT)

Thanks to their continual growth and development, Japan is now more accessible than ever for Canadian leisure and business travelers, opening a direct gateway for visitors to experience the Land of the Rising Sun for themselves, explains JNTO.

About Osaka & Expo 2025

A world apart from Tokyo, Osaka is a vibrant city best known for its food, fun and nightlife. A convenient 30-minute train ride from Kansai International Airport, it is a gateway not only to the Kansai region but to the rest of Western Japan, with convenient access to the many attractions in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and beyond.

Expo 2025 will run from April 18, 2025 to October 13, 2025. The global event is expected to draw 28 million attendees from around the world. Its overall theme is “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.” Subthemes include Saving Lives, Empowering Lives, and Connecting Lives.