Air Canada Takes Off With New Transborder Routes

Air Canada has announced new, daily transborder flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston.

The year-round routes will start in December and link these major urban markets, as well as provide easy onward connections through Air Canada’s and its partner United Airlines’ global networks.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said that: “With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market.”

Galardo continued: “These routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. They will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic Canada and New York, while for customers in Western Canada they will provide more options for reaching destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through United Airlines’ Houston hub. They will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada’s extensive domestic and global network.”

Air Canada is the foreign carrier with the largest number of flights to the U.S. Including these new routes, Air Canada’s U.S. network will be 6% above its 2019, pre-pandemic capacity for the summer season of 2023. It serves 51 U.S. airports.

Air Canada’s new, year-round Halifax-Newark route will begin Dec. 16, 2022. It will operate daily with an Air Canada Express Q-400 in an all-Economy cabin configuration. The non-stop service is timed to connect conveniently to and from regional centres in Atlantic Canada and, in the U.S., with a variety of destinations through United Airlines’ network.

Air Canada’s new, year-round Vancouver-Houston route will begin Dec. 16, 2022. It will be operated daily with an Air Canada Airbus A220, offering Business and Economy cabins. The non-stop service provides increased options from Western Canada to Texas and connections onward through United Airlines to Latin America and the Caribbean, while providing new convenient one-stop connections from the U.S. to Air Canada’s Asia-Pacific network from the airline’s Vancouver hub.

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