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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada to Launch New Daily Service Between Halifax and Newark, Vancouver and Houston

Air Canada will launch new daily transborder routes between Halifax and Newark, as well as between Vancouver and Houston from December 16, 2022. The Halifax-Newark route will be operated with a Q-400 turboprop, and Vancouver-Houston with an Airbus A220.


Air Canada Airbus A220-300 - Courtesy Air Canada

On Monday (October 3, 2022), Air Canada announced the launch of new year-round daily direct transborder routes to the U.S. from Halifax and Vancouver. The new routes between Halifax and New York-Newark, and from Vancouver to Houston will both start on December 16, 2022. The Halifax-Newark route will be serviced with a Q-400 (now De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400), while the Vancouver-Houston route will be operated with an Airbus A220. Air Canada offers more flights to the U.S. than any foreign carrier. For summer 2023, Air Canada’s U.S. network will increase by six percent versus the pre-pandemic period in summer 2019.


In Monday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,


“With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market. These routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. They will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic Canada and New York, while for customers in Western Canada they will provide more options for reaching destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through United Airlines' Houston hub. They will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada's extensive domestic and global network.”


Air Canada's Halifax-Newark and Vancouver-Houston Schedules - Courtesy Air Canada

Air Canada customers traveling to Newark or Houston will also enjoy seamless one-stop connections to a range of destinations in United Airlines’ network. Likewise, U.S. customers traveling with Air Canada from Houston to Vancouver will also enjoy convenient one-stop connections to destinations in Air Canada’s Asia-Pacific network.


Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 50 airports in Canada, 47 in the U.S. and 69 internationally. Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines. Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity. Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.



Source: Air Canada/CNW Telbec