2 OCTOBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 2 OCTOBER 2017

Air Canada joins the rush

Next year’s promised summer of airline expansion continued on several fronts last week, among them Air Canada announcing new non-stop services from Toronto and Montreal, including three new destinations – Bucharest, Zagreb and Porto. 

There will also be a new route between Montreal and Lisbon, while the airline is enhancing existing year-round service between Montreal and Casablanca by transferring the route to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge. 

The flag-carrier will also start non-stop service to Buenos Aires from Toronto, presently served through a one-stop service via Santiago, and continue to service Santiago with the non-stop from Toronto. Montreal – Lima becomes year-round. 

President passenger airlines Benjamin Smith said: “This announcement further solidifies our position as a leading global carrier. 

“With these new services, Air Canada becomes the only North American airline flying to Romania and we are now offering the most weekly seats and frequencies from Canada to Portugal and Croatia.” 

Air Canada has already announced several new non-stop international services beginning in June for next summer, including Vancouver – Paris, Vancouver – Zurich, Toronto – Shannon, Montreal – Tokyo Narita and Montreal – Dublin. 

In addition, a new Vancouver – Melbourne service beginning in December and originally planned as seasonal will operate year-round from June. 


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