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Air Canada restores 17 international routes, 11 destinations in summer schedule

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  •   07-06-2021  8:06 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Air Canada restores 17 international routes, 11 destinations in summer schedule
Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, network planning and revenue management at Air Canada. (Air Canada)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada has unveiled additional details of its planned international schedule for this summer, which includes the resumption of 17 routes and 11 destinations across the world from its hubs.

The airline is resuming its service between Calgary and Frankfurt, as of August 1, up to four times weekly.

The airline is also offering, for the first time, a non-stop service from Montreal to Cairo, Egypt, three times weekly.

"As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our international network and continue as a global carrier to connect Canada to the world, while also developing additional markets and targeting new opportunities. Canadians are eager to travel again, and we are ready to reunite customers with their families and friends,” said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, network planning and revenue management at Air Canada. “With vaccination rates globally increasing and our industry-leading CleanCare+ bio-safety protocols, Air Canada has your health and safety as its top priority.”

Air Canada has unveiled additional details of its planned international schedule for this summer. (Air Canada)

Mr. Galardo added: "We are pleased to restart our non-stop service between Calgary and Frankfurt, a key European market for our customers in Western Canada. This route will operate all year long, connecting Calgary to the world via the global hub of our trans-Atlantic joint venture partner, Lufthansa, in Frankfurt. We are also considering additional routes as restrictions continue to loosen.”

International flight schedule for Summer 2021

Route
Frequency
Start Date
Calgary-Frankfurt
Up to 4x weekly
August 1, 2021
Toronto-Vienna
3x weekly
July 21, 2021
Toronto-Dublin
3x weekly
August 1, 2021
Toronto-Paris
Up to 5x weekly
August 2, 2021
Toronto-Zurich
4x weekly
August 3, 2021
Montreal-Geneva
3x weekly
July 22, 2021
Montreal-Tel Aviv
2x weekly
August 1, 2021
Montreal-London
Up to 4x weekly
August 3, 2021


On top of these upcoming service resumptions, Air Canada has already resumed flights to Greece, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Morocco and will increase frequencies in some of these destinations as of August.

Resumed routes

Route
Frequency
Toronto-Athens
Up to 5x weekly in August
Toronto-Dubai
3x weekly
Toronto-Rome
Up to 4x weekly        
Toronto-Lisbon
Up to 3x weekly
Montreal-Athens
Up to 5x weekly in August
Montreal-Casablanca
Up to 5x weekly in August
Montreal-Rome
Up to 3x weekly
Montreal-Lisbon
2x weekly
Vancouver-London
Up to daily in August


Air Canada also recently launched its first and unique non-stop service to Cairo from its Montreal hub, three times weekly, serving the large Egyptian community established in Montreal and throughout North America.

This new route provides a direct gateway to Africa and offers convenient connectivity throughout Canada and the U.S. from across Air Canada's network.

The airline continues to operate to several other destinations including: Brussels, Bogotá, Doha, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Click here for the full schedule.

The airline notes that its commercial schedule “may be adjusted as required based on the COVID-19 trajectory and government restrictions.”

Passengers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including holding the correct travel documents, visas, any required health certificates, and all other eligibility requirements for any flights they purchase.

For the most current information, visit Air Canada’s information hub here.

Travel policy: book with confidence

Air Canada's new refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased.

It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.

Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan points through Canada's leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits, where available.


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