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Here’s a list of all the changes Air Canada has made to its 2022 summer schedule


Here’s a list of all the changes Air Canada has made to its 2022 summer schedule
Air Canada has reduced its summer flight schedule amid “customer service shortfalls." (File photo/Air Canada)
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The ongoing disruptions in global air travel led Air Canada, this week, to announce “meaningful reductions” to its summer 2022 schedule.

As reported earlier, the airline will reduce its operations by more than 15 per cent: 77 round trips — or 154 flights — on average each day during the months of July and August.

Up until now, Air Canada's schedule was operating at roughly 80 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

In a statement on Wednesday (June 29), Air Canada president and CEO Michael Rousseau said “people are returning to flying at a rate never seen in our industry” and, as such, the airline continues to deal with “customer service shortfalls” despite its best efforts to plan ahead and hire more employees.

The update was shared as Canada’s major airports – Toronto Pearson, in particular – grapple with operational problems, from longer-than-usual lines at security checkpoints to cancelled or delayed flights to misplaced luggage.  

READ MORE: More than half of domestic flights to Canada’s major airports delayed, cancelled

The adjustments Air Canada has made will “reduce passenger volumes and flows to a level we believe the air transport system can accommodate," Rousseau said.

According to one story that ran in the Globe and Mail, it was the delays happening at Toronto Pearson airport that pushed Air Canada to make the reductions. 

Air Canada has made “meaningful reductions” to its summer 2022 schedule. (Pax Global Media)

Meanwhile, it's unclear how Canada's passenger rights charter will factor into the changes. 

Consumer rights advocates are already demanding Air Canada compensate those passengers whose flights it cancelled, according to a report by the Canadian Press on Thursday (June 30). 

As per a notice posted to Air Canada’s website, the airline’s international flights (other than those to the U.S.) are unaffected, save for a “few timing changes to reduce flying at peak times.”

READ MORE: Air Canada to reduce summer flight schedule: "Regrettably, things are not business as usual”

The cutbacks will mostly impact flights out of Toronto and Montreal and Air Canada says it will mostly be “frequency reductions, affecting primarily evening and late-night flights by smaller aircraft, on transborder and domestic routes.”

Four routes will also be temporarily suspended.

Curious to know if your or your client’s flight has been impacted? Here’s a list of all the changes Air Canada has made to its schedule this summer. 


Temporary Route Suspensions:

Montreal – Kelowna

Montreal – Baltimore

Montreal – Pittsburgh

Toronto – Fort McMurray

Frequency Reductions

Toronto – Deer Lake: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily

Toronto – Saint John: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 1 flight daily

Toronto – Charlottetown: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Toronto – Quebec City: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily

Toronto – North Bay: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily

Toronto – Timmins: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Toronto – Sudbury: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Toronto – London, ON: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily

Toronto – Windsor: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Toronto – Winnipeg: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 5 flights daily

Toronto – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 7 flights daily

Toronto – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 11 flights daily

Toronto – Vancouver: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 14 flights daily

Toronto – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily

Toronto – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 9 flights daily

Toronto – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily

Toronto – Baltimore: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Toronto – Philadelphia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Toronto – Washington (DCA): reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate 2 flights daily (3 flights remain for July)

Toronto – Miami: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily

Toronto – San Francisco: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Montreal – Moncton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Montreal – Fredericton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Montreal – Saint John: reduce 1 frequency, now operating total 1flights

Montreal – Halifax: reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate total 3 flights daily (4 flights remain through August 3)

Montreal – Ottawa: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 6 flights daily

Montreal – Quebec: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily

Montreal – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations and Friday reduced to 3 flights daily

Montreal – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Montreal – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily

Montreal – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Montreal – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily

Montreal – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily

Montreal – Fort Lauderdale: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily

Ottawa – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations

Route Retimes:

Montreal – Los Angeles

Montreal – Las Vegas

Montreal – Punta Cana

Montreal – Fort Lauderdale

Montreal – Winnipeg

Montreal – Edmonton

Toronto – Manchester

Toronto – Edinburgh

Toronto – Copenhagen

Vancouver – Portland

Vancouver – Regina

Vancouver – Cranbrook


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