Air Canada Increasing Transborder Capacity

Air Canada is upgrading service and boosting capacity on key transborder routes from its Toronto and Montreal hubs.

“We are very pleased to offer customers travelling between Toronto and the cities of Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis an upgraded travel experience with larger and more comfortable aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class and WiFi options on all flights. We are also adding daily frequencies on our Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin routes and from Montreal to Baltimore,” said Mark Galardo, vice-president, Network Planning, at Air Canada.

The enhancements are in addition to Air Canada’s recent announcement that it will launch new daily flights from Montreal to Raleigh and increase capacity by deploying larger aircraft with Business Class and WiFi options on its Toronto to Raleigh and Charlotte flights.

In other news, Air Canada has announced changes in Eastern Canada, including upgrading Air Canada Express regional aircraft to larger Air Canada Rouge aircraft with inflight amenities on its flights from Toronto to Fredericton, Moncton and Thunder Bay, and from Montreal to St. John’s.

And, in related news, Air Canada will boost capacity on regional routes across Western Canada this spring as it deploys more Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen aircraft.

“Air Canada is strategically enhancing the flying experience and increasing capacity this summer on key regional routes in Western Canada. The ultra-quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient and faster Q-400 aircraft will be well-received by our customers and is larger than the regional aircraft it is replacing. We are pleased to deploy it to more communities in Western Canada as we further strengthen our regional network to optimize all significant connections between our extensive regional and global markets,” said Galardo. “With our varied and flexible fleet, we are also adding frequencies to our Vancouver-Anchorage and adding capacity to our Calgary-Winnipeg route with larger Airbus aircraft in response to demand.”