Air Canada and about 150 travel agents, tour operators and corporate customers were on hand at Toronto’s Casa Loma to celebrate the carrier’s June 4 launch of service to Amsterdam.
But that wasn’t all.
Along with Amsterdam, Air Canada – as well as Air Canada rouge – will also bring close to a dozen more, new or expanded services online between now and the end of June. A sample of some of the destinations Air Canada is adding include Atlantic City and Austin, Texas from Toronto; a batch of domestic flights to Terrace and Nanaimo from Calgary and to Comox from Vancouver. Plus Air Canada rouge is starting Vancouver-Osaka flights and Montreal-Venice service, as well as adding Toronto-Lima.
Virgilio Russi, senior director, sales for Air Canada, described the service expansion as “unprecendented” for the carrier, but reminded his audience that this is all part of the airline’s growth plans which will see it double in size in the next five years.
As for the Amsterdam flights, Russi noted that the new service compliments Air Canada’s operations to the Benelux countries as well as taking advantage of the long relationship between Canada and the Netherlands, including two-way trade of $8.1 billion.