Air Canada Announces New International Routes, Additional Flights
As part of an international expansion, Air Canada has announced that it will launch new international routes as well as increase the number of flights on existing international services in summer 2013. The new routes will include services to Istanbul and Seoul, while additional flights will be added to the airline’s Toronto-Beijing, Vancouver-Beijing, and Calgary-Tokyo routes.
Beginning June 2, 2013, Air Canada will offer year-round service between its hub in Toronto and Seoul, South Korea three times a week. The new route will operate using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and will be the airline’s fifth destination in Asia.
In addition, Air Canada will also begin new, non-stop service to Istanbul from Toronto on June 4, subject to government approval. The new route will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, with flights departing three times a week year-round, and the airline will work closely with alliance partner Turkish Airways to provide connections throughout Turkey, as well as to destinations in Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Beginning May 1, the airline will also upgrade its service between Calgary and Tokyo Narita to offer daily departures, an increase from the five weekly flights that were offered on the route last summer. The additional flights will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The number of weekly departures on the airline’s Toronto-Beijing route will also be increased. Beginning June 1, flights will depart ten times a week, up from seven, and will operate using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The airline will also add four additional flights to its service between Vancouver and Beijing, beginning June 1, for a total of 11 flights a week. The new flights will include a late-night departure, and will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.