Air Canada is expanding its North American and International networks for Summer 2022 as its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates.
In North America, the carrier will launch new service on four transborder and three domestic routes. It will also restore 41 North American routes. As a result, Air Canada will operate to 51 Canadian and 46 U.S. airports this summer.
The new services to the United States are Montreal to Atlanta and Detroit, Toronto to Salt Lake City, and Vancouver to Austin. Within Canada, three new routes will begin between Montreal and Gander (Nfld.), Calgary and Fort St. John (B.C.), and Vancouver and Halifax.
In addition, service will be restored on 41 North American routes, including 13 routes from Toronto, nine from Montreal, five from Ottawa, five from Vancouver, four from Calgary, three from Halifax, and two from Edmonton.
The next few months will also see the expansion of the carrier’s international schedule.
Starting in March, non-stop services will begin resuming from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Paris, Tokyo and Amsterdam. Service from Montreal to Casablanca, Nice, Algiers, Rome, Tel Aviv and Tokyo will also be resuming. From Vancouver, the carrier will be offering service to Frankfurt, Dublin, and Zurich.
Summer 2022 will also see the carrier relaunch service to popular tourist destinations such as Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice, which have been suspended since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
According to Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada, the carrier’s award-winning airport and onboard services are also being enhanced.
“All 23 of our Maple Leaf Lounges are now open, with new features such as ordering from your seat for safety and greater convenience, and we have introduced a range of touchless airport services that make the check-in and boarding process more convenient,” he said.