Along with Canada, Air Canada Rouge celebrated its birthday July 1, marking four years of service.
From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada’s leisure carrier has grown to 49 aircraft from four, created 1,800 incremental jobs and flown more than 16 million customers.
“Air Canada Rouge has proven itself to be tremendously popular with customers, as shown by steady growth that today has it operating more than 100 routes, up from an original 14,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “It has also been a key driver of Air Canada’s strategy, enabling us to increase capacity, add frequencies and compete effectively in leisure markets to give our customers an ever-expanding choice of destinations and travel options.”
Since the beginning of this year alone, Rouge has begun offering service on a variety of new international routes, including: Montreal to Algiers, Marseilles and Reykjavik; Toronto to Berlin and Reykjavik; and Vancouver to Nagoya and London-Gatwick. New services beginning this fall include: Montreal to Lima and Phoenix; Toronto to Cartagena, Belize City and St. Vincent; and Vancouver to Orlando.