Air Canada further expanded its global network with the launch of new flights between Toronto and Amsterdam and Montreal and Mexico City.
“Air Canada has firmly committed to a strategy of profitable international expansion and these flights are yet further evidence that we are delivering on this promise. The addition of Amsterdam to our global network is being welcomed by customers because the city is both a popular tourist destination and a major business center with longstanding links to Canada. Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer the route year-round and it will complement our existing service to Brussels, providing customers wider access to the Benelux region,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.
New routes launched by Air Canada this year, in addition to Toronto-Amsterdam and Montreal-Mexico City, include: Montreal-Venice, Vancouver-Osaka, Vancouver-Comox, Calgary-Halifax, Calgary-Nanaimo, Toronto-Austin, Toronto-Atlantic City and Calgary-Terrace. Announced new routes still to launch include: Toronto-Dubai, Toronto-Delhi and Toronto-Abbotsford.
The new Toronto-Amsterdam service is operated with 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with a choice of both International Business Class, with fully lie-flat suites, and Economy Class service. Flights will initially operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Toronto, and return Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from Amsterdam. As of June 29 the service will operate daily for the summer.
The new Montreal-Mexico City service is operated with 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft with a choice of both Business and Economy class cabins.