Air Canada will expand its international service for summer 2023 with new and expanded routes to Europe and the resumption of services into Asia Pacific, the carrier announced on Thursday (13 October).
Three new European routes beginning on 1 June will include Toronto-Brussels, to operate year-round five times weekly; Montreal-Toulouse, France, to operate year-round five times weekly; and Montreal-Copenhagen, to operate for the summer season five times weekly.
In addition, Air Canada will increase its summer services between Toronto and London Heathrow to four times daily, while flights to Edinburgh and Barcelona will be daily. Connections between Toronto and Copenhagen will increase to five times weekly, and services to Madrid will operate six times a week.
Services between Montreal and Frankfurt will increase to 19 times weekly, in partnership with Lufthansa, while the Montreal-Geneva service will become daily and the flights between Montreal and Nice will increase to four times weekly.
From 1 May the carrier will also resume a year-round daily service between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda, and as of 2 June, a four-times weekly summer service between Vancouver and Osaka. Asian routes with increased frequencies will include Vancouver to both Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea; between Toronto and Tokyo-Narita; and between Montreal and Tokyo-Narita.
Further, Air Canada will increase frequencies between Toronto and Dubai, Vancouver and Brisbane, Australia, and between Montreal and both Tel Aviv, Algiers and Sāo Paulo, according to the carrier.
The carrier’s route expansion announcement comes on the heels of the Canadian government lifting all remaining Covid-19 border restrictions on 1 October.