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AC to offer 600+ daily flights on 97 routes, increased frequencies this summer

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  •   12-06-2022  9:52 am
  •   Pax Global Media

AC to offer 600+ daily flights on 97 routes, increased frequencies this summer
Air Canada will offer 600+ daily flights on 97 routes to 51 destinations in Canada this summer. (Air Canada)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada has announced new service between Montreal and Fort McMurray that will launch next June as part of the carrier's Canadian summer schedule.

For summer 2023, Air Canada is also restoring suspended services and increasing frequencies on popular routes across Canada, the airline announced Tuesday (Dec. 6).

"As the country's flag carrier, Air Canada's increased Canadian summer schedule further reinforces our role in providing critical connectivity to Canadians coast-to-coast,” said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president of network planning and revenue management at Air Canada.

“Our new Montreal-Fort McMurray service brings easier access from eastern Canada to one of the critical economic hubs of Alberta. And with the prudent restoration of suspended routes and increased frequencies on others, we are improving our customers' options for domestic travel. We are looking forward to an exceptional summer, with service on 97 domestic routes to 51 Canadian airports, making us the largest Canadian carrier, with the most seats and capacity available for travellers.”

"Furthermore, we've built our Canadian summer schedule to synchronize with our recently announced summer international schedule, facilitating connectivity through our hubs for our customers, whether they're traveling within Canada, across the border to the US, or to our many destinations worldwide. "

New service between Montreal and Fort McMurray will begin June 20, 2023.

Flights will be operated year-round, three days a week, by Air Canada Rouge using an Airbus A319 aircraft with 136 seats in a Premium Rouge and Economy Class configuration.

With its new Montreal and existing Toronto service, Air Canada will be the only carrier connecting Fort McMurray non-stop to Quebec and Ontario.

Days of Week
Montreal 08:15
Fort McMurray 10:38
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Fort McMurray 12:05
Montreal 17:52
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Resumed routes

Air Canada has also resumed several seasonal routes and one previously suspended route. 

This includes daily Gander-Toronto flights beginning June 1, London, Ontario-Montreal flights beginning June 17, four-times weekly Fort McMurray-Toronto flights resuming May 1, and three-times weekly Calgary-Quebec City flights starting June 19. 

In addition, Air Canada is planning daily widebody service on its Ottawa-Vancouver route while also offering multiple options to popular leisure destinations, such as Kelowna and Victoria through its three main hubs.

Frequency Increases

Frequency (Summer 2023 versus Summer 2022)
Increases to four times daily from twice daily
Increases to six times daily from five daily
Increases to 13 times daily from 11 daily
Increases to eight times daily from seven daily
Increases to seven times daily from five daily
Saint John-Toronto
Increases to three times daily from once daily
Increases to two times daily from once daily
Quebec City-Vancouver
Increases to five times from three times weekly

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