Air Canada unveils major expansion to 12 U.S. destinations

New services offer more non-stop travel options and support international growth

MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada announced today new non-stop services between 12 U.S. cities and its four key Canadian hubs beginning next summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Washington-Dulles-Toronto, Salt Lake City-Toronto and San Jose-Vancouver, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Chicago-Vancouver, Houston-Montreal, Denver-Montreal and San Francisco-Calgary. To promote the new routes, Air Canada is offering special introductory fares; details are available on

"Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations. As such, we are pleased to strengthen our market presence, particularly as the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian travelers and Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Americans. These new routes will make it easier for international travelers flying from and to the U.S. to connect to Air Canada's global network through its major Canadian hubs. Additionally, customers travelling in the U.S. or from Latin America on our partner United Airlines will have more travel options and connection opportunities at UA's hubs in Houston, Denver, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

"International travelers are increasingly finding that connecting through Canada on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly from and to the U.S. to both Europe and Asia. Not only do our hubs offer some of the shortest elapsed travel times, they also provide international travelers seamless connections and Air Canada's Four-Star service, featuring lie-flat seats in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin on select flights, and seatback In-Flight Entertainment throughout all aircraft. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulationand redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at our hubs, priority boarding and other benefits."

The new routes announced today will be operated by Air Canada mainline, Air Canada rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft. All routes will operate year-round except where indicated by (*).



Start Date

Salt Lake City - Toronto


May 28, 2016

Portland, Oregon - Toronto


May 27, 2016*

Washington/Dulles - Toronto1

Two-times daily

May 2, 2016

Jacksonville, Florida - Toronto1

Two-times per week

(Saturday, Sunday)

May 21, 2016

Denver - Montreal


June 4, 2016

Houston - Montreal1


June 6, 2016

Philadelphia - Montreal1

Two-times daily

May 24, 2016

Phoenix - Calgary2

Three-times weekly

(Monday, Thursday,


Continued from Winter

San Francisco - Calgary1


June 18, 2016

Chicago - Vancouver


June 4, 2016

San Diego - Vancouver2


June 2, 2016*

San Jose - Vancouver1

Two-times daily

May 9, 2016


1 Flight operated by Air Canada Express;  2 Flight operated by Air Canada rouge.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.


SOURCE Air Canada - Route & Network

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