Air Canada Rebuilds Network, Adds Key Global Routes

Air Canada has unveiled additional details of its planned international schedule for the summer of 2021, including the resumption of 17 routes and 11 destinations across the world from its hubs.

The airline is resuming its service between Calgary and Frankfurt, as of Aug. 1, up to four times weekly, and is also offering for the first time a unique non-stop service from Montreal to Cairo, Egypt, three times weekly.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said that: “As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our international network and continue as a global carrier to connect Canada to the world, while also developing additional markets and targeting new opportunities. Canadians are eager to travel again, and we are ready to reunite customers with their families and friends. With vaccination rates globally increasing and our industry-leading CleanCare+ bio-safety protocols, Air Canada has your health and safety as its top priority.”

Galardo continued: “We are pleased to restart our non-stop service between Calgary and Frankfurt, a key European market for our customers in Western Canada. This route will operate all year long, connecting Calgary to the world via the global hub of our trans-Atlantic joint venture partner, Lufthansa, in Frankfurt. We are also considering additional routes as restrictions continue to loosen.”

International service resumption is set for:

  • Toronto-Vienna – 3x weekly – beginning July 21, 2021
  • Toronto-Dublin – 3x weekly – beginning Aug. 1, 2021
  • Toronto-Paris – Up to 5x weekly – beginning Aug. 2, 2021
  • Toronto-Zurich – 4x weekly – beginning Aug. 3, 2021
  • Montreal-Geneva – 3x weekly – beginning July 22, 2021
  • Montreal-Tel Aviv – 2x weekly – Aug. 1, 2021
  • Montreal-London – Up to 4x weekly – beginning Aug. 3, 2021

Along with the upcoming service resumptions, Air Canada has already resumed flights to Greece, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Morocco and will increase frequencies in some of these destinations as of August.

Recently, Air Canada launched its first and unique non-stop service to Cairo from its Montreal hub, three times weekly, serving the large Egyptian community established in Montreal and throughout North America. This new route provides a direct gateway to Africa and offers convenient connectivity throughout Canada and the U.S. from across Air Canada’s network.

The airline continues to operate to several other destinations including: Brussels, Bogotá, Doha, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Click here for the full schedule.

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