Air Canada Launches YYZ-LGW Service
Craig Landry, President, Air Canada Leisure
Group with Air Canada rouge crew and pilots
Landry with Vijay Bathija, Vice President, Commercial, Air Canada Leisure Group
cutting the commemorative cake
AC has launched
its new YYZ-LGW Air Canada rouge route complementing the mainline carrier’s YYZ-LHR
route. The new seasonal, non-stop service will operate daily during the
"London-Heathrow is already Air Canada's largest international gateway with flights to 8 Canadian cities, so we are pleased to expand to London-Gatwick in time for the summer, when millions of vacationers are travelling between Canada and the U.K. With this new route, we become the only Canadian carrier serving the 2 largest airports in the London metropolitan region, which further solidifies our already market-leading position as the airline operating the most seats between Canada and U.K.," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
The service commenced with 6 weekly flights going to daily service during the peak 01JUN-26SEP period and then with reduced frequency again until 16OCT.
The new YYZ-LGW service is part of AC's ongoing international expansion. Beginning this summer, AC will also launch new international services between Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin. Last year, AC launched new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver-Osaka.