Air Canada is to relaunch 34 long-haul routes this summer including services to European cities such as Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid and Milan.
The airline will resume routes from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Vienna, Athens and Rome in March, followed by Venice in April, and then Copenhagen, Budapest, Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh and Manchester in May.
Several European routes will also be restored from Montreal including Rome, Lisbon, Athens, Barcelona, Nice, Milan and Dublin between March and June.
Meanwhile, Air Canada’s services from Vancouver to Frankfurt, Dublin and Zurich will restart in May and June. The year-round service between Halifax in Nova Scotia and Heathrow will also return on 30 April.
Mark Galardo, senior vice president, network planning and revenue management, at Air Canada, said: “This is very exciting news for our customers especially now that Omicron is behind us, countries are reopening and border measures are being eased around the world for fully vaccinated travellers.
“Air Canada's recovery is well underway and gaining strength, and we are pleased to expand our international network across four continents as we respond to pent-up demand.”
Full list of Air Canada’s new European routes with start dates:
From Toronto: Tel Aviv (1 March), Paris (2 March), Amsterdam (2 March), Lisbon (26 March), Vienna (26 March), Athens (27 March), Rome (27 March), Venice (15 April), Copenhagen (2 May), Budapest (3 May), Barcelona (4 May), Madrid (19 May), Edinburgh (30 May), Manchester (30 May) and Reykjavik (1 June)
From Montreal: Rome (26 March), Lisbon (27 March), April (28 March), Venice (16 April), Tel Aviv (1 May), Barcelona (6 May), Nice (12 May), Milan (21 May), Reykjavik (2 June) and Dublin (2 June)
From Vancouver: Frankfurt (1 May), Dublin (1 June) and Zurich (17 June)
From Halifax: Heathrow (30 April)