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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada to Launch New European Services, Restore Routes and Add Frequencies for Summer 2023

Air Canada will expand their summer 2023 international network with the addition of new European services to Brussels, Toulouse and Copenhagen. The carrier will also resume key Asia services to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka, while restoring frequencies on other key routes.


Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Air Canada

On Thursday (October 13, 2022), Air Canada announced a strategic expansion of their network for summer 2023, with the addition of new European services to Brussels, Toulouse, and Copenhagen. The carrier will also resume service to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka, while restoring frequencies to leading destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific and South America regions. Air Canada’s international widebody services offer a choice of three cabins, namely Air Canada Signature Class featuring lie-flat international pods, Premium Economy featuring larger seats with additional legroom and premium services, and Economy, featuring complimentary Chef-inspired and designed meals, accompanied by wines and beverages.


In Thursday’s announcment, Air Canada’s SVP – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,


“We continue to pursue our disciplined approach of expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand. We are especially pleased to be adding three new strategic routes to Europe, resuming important services to Japan, and increasing frequencies to key international destinations for summer 2023.


“Toronto-Brussels will complement our current services from Montreal, while further expanding Air Canada's reach to Europe and beyond through our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines, which offers easy connections throughout Europe and Africa. Meanwhile, our Montreal-Toulouse route not only links two global aerospace centres, it is the only year-round service between North America and southwestern France. We are also increasing our presence in Scandinavia with the addition of summer service from Montreal to Copenhagen, a Star Alliance hub that offers connections throughout Northern Europe, while enabling customers on both sides of the Atlantic to visit and explore each other's countries conveniently.


“Our additional flights to major destinations in Europe, Middle East, South America, South Pacific and Asia, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Tokyo/Haneda, will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all six continents reconnect, visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.”

Air Canada has 23 Maple Leaf lounges in North America and worldwide for eligible guests. Additionally, Air Canada’s Signature Suites at Toronto Pearson’s Terminal 1, and on the second floor of the International Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver International Airport set a new standard in premium travel. The lounge is available to select Signature Service guests prior to traveling internationally, where they can enjoy a five-star dining experience in a discerning and private enclave that offers the finest Air Canada has to offer in food, design and comfort.


Air Canada's Schedule Highlights for Summer 2023 - Courtesy Air Canada

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