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Air Canada to Resume Service to South America; Unveils Summer 2022 International Schedule
Air Canada will resume service and increase capacity to South America including key destinations such as São Paulo, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. The airline has also unveiled their Summer 2022 schedule to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Africa.
On Thursday (October 14, 2021), Air Canada announced the resumption of service to South America with increased capacity to key destinations from Toronto and Montreal. Service between Montreal and São Paulo will resume on December 8th with four weekly year-round flights, while Toronto-São Paulo service will increase to daily flights from December 6, 2021. Both routes to Brazil’s financial center will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Air Canada will also resume flights between Montreal and Bogotá from December 2nd, while Toronto-Bogotá service will increase to four per week starting November 7, 2021. Both routes to Colombia will be operated with an Airbus A330-300, and guests will enjoy seamless onward connections via Bogotá with Star Alliance partner Avianca. Air Canada also remains committed to Buenos Aires, with flights to Toronto or Montreal via São Paulo (pending government approval). Finally, the carrier will offer three weekly flights between Toronto and Santiago from January 2022.
In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s SVP – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,
“We are very excited to serve some of the largest cities in South America, offering our customers more travel options from our main hubs. By resuming services from Montreal and adding capacity from Toronto, Air Canada is demonstrating its strong commitment to the Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian and Chilean markets. This increased presence will not only allow for greater leisure travel, but it will also help spur the economic recovery and facilitate business connections. Air Canada has a long-standing presence in Brazil, operating from Toronto for several decades, contributing to the strong business relationship between the two countries.”
In a separate press release on Thursday (October 14, 2021), Air Canada unveiled their summer 2022 schedule to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. The airline will offer nearly 30 transatlantic destinations including the resumption of service to key summer seasonal destinations such as Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh and Reykjavik. Year-round service to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lyon, Madrid and Milan will also resume. Air Canada resumed seasonal service to Athens, Rome, and Lisbon in 2021, which will remain on offer next spring, alongside recently launched service to Cairo.
Further commenting on the carrier’s summer 2022 transatlantic schedule, Air Canada’s Mark Galardo, said,
“As we continue to rebuild our global network, Air Canada is excited to plan its return to these popular leisure destinations across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, offering its customers to explore the world again. Our schedule will enable convenient onward travel through our Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary hubs to and from our global destinations. Start planning ahead and book with confidence. We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming you onboard.”
International flights are operated with widebody aircraft featuring Air Canada Signature Class with lie-flat seating, Premium Economy and Economy Class options. Additionally, inflight entertainment is offered at every seat and Wi-Fi is available for purchase. Guests will also receive individual care kits with antiseptic wipes, face covering and hand sanitizer. Air Canada’s onboard services have resumed and international flights on departure from Canada will gradually feature new meals inspired by a panel of celebrated Canadian chefs.
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. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source: Air Canada