Air Canada announces new international routes

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Air Canada has announced that it will start several new non-stop international services in the coming months from its hubs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Some of the newly presented flights will be operated by its subsidiary Air Canada Rouge.

Vancouver – Auckland

Air Canada announced the addition of a new seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland. The flights to Auckland will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft between December 12, 2019, and the end of March 2020, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.

The Canadian airline has also finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Star Alliance partner Air New Zealand to strategically co-operate in the form of a Joint Venture.

Air Canada and Air New Zealand already have a close partnership, having been codeshare and Star Alliance partners for more than 20 years. We look forward to deepening our relationship and optimizing our far-reaching trans-Pacific network co-operation, offering our customers a choice of more flights, connections and travel opportunities.John MacLeod, Vice President, Global Sales and Alliances at Air Canada

Montreal – São Paulo

Beginning in winter 2019, Canada’s flag-carrier will start a new route from Montreal to Sao Paulo, providing the only non-stop flights between the two cities. Moreover, São Paulo is the twelfth new international destination added by Air Canada from Montreal-Trudeau Airport since 2017. The three times weekly service will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.

In addition, Air Canada currently operates a daily service from Toronto to the city in Brazil.

Toronto – Quito

Starting in December 2019, Air Canada Rouge will start a new service between Toronto and Quito on a seasonal basis. The route will be operated three times per week by the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that are are equipped with 282 seats.

Air Canada’s decision to start operations between Toronto and Quito is very important as we are opening not only a new route, but a new market with a lot of potential. The Ecuadorian community in Toronto is significant and with the new flight we open the door so they are better connected to their home country. Andrew O'Brian, President and CEO, Corporación Quiport (Quito)