- Joe Breitfeller
Air Canada to Launch Three New U.S. Routes for Summer 2023
Air Canada is launching three new U.S. routes for summer 2023, including service to New York-JFK from Toronto and Montreal, as well as service between Toronto and Sacramento.
On Thursday (December 8, 2022), Air Canada announced the launch of three new routes between Canada and the U.S. for summer 2023. From March 26, 2023, the carrier will offer double daily service between Toronto and New York-JFK, and daily service between Montreal and JFK. The route will be operated by Air Canada Express with a 76-seat Embraer E175 configured with Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Additionally, From June 1st, 2023, Air Canada will launch year-round service between Toronto and Sacramento, which will operate four times per week with a 137-seat Airbus A220-300 configured with Business Class and Economy Class seats. Air Canada’s new Halifax-Newark, Montreal-Tampa, and Vancouver-Houston routes starting on December 16-17, 2022 will also continue next summer as year-round operations.
In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s SVP – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,
“Air Canada is very pleased to offer customers the most choice of any carrier flying to the U.S. for Summer 2023, where we will operate more than 400 daily flights on 95 routes to 47 destinations. We are getting an early start with new routes to JFK from both Toronto and Montreal beginning March 26, and Toronto-Sacramento in June. As well, we will restore previously suspended routes and increase frequencies on existing routes as we rebuild our transborder schedule.
“Our U.S. summer schedule, which will complement our recently announced Canadian and international summer schedules, is designed to maximize connectivity within our network and offer the most seats on the most flights to the most destinations. Strengthened by our Transborder Joint Business Agreement with United Airlines, our schedule will also be attractive for sixth freedom global travellers flying internationally and strengthen our hub airports with more connection traffic.”
Air Canada's Summer 2023 U.S. Transborder Schedule - Courtesy Air Canada/CNW Telbec
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