Air Canada Unveils Major Expansion On 12 U.S. Routes

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AC has announced new non-stop services between 4 of its main Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities beginning next summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Toronto-Washington-Dulles, Toronto-Salt Lake City and Vancouver-San Jose, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Vancouver-Chicago, Montreal-Houston, Montreal-Denver and Calgary-San Francisco.

"Air Canada is the foreign carrier operating the most flights to the U.S., carrying the most customers and serving the most destinations. As such, we are pleased to strengthen our market presence, particularly as the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian travellers and Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Americans. For those travelling onward in the U.S. these new routes strengthen Air Canada's connections with major hubs of its partner United Airlines, including Houston, Denver, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles, giving customers more travel options and convenient connections throughout the U.S. and Latin America," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

"These new routes will also support our international expansion by making it easier for international travellers flying to and from the U.S. to connect to Air Canada's global network through its major Canadian hubs. International travellers are increasingly finding that connecting through Canada on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly to and from the U.S. and between the U.S. to both Europe and Asia."

The new routes announced today will be operated by AC mainline, Air Canada rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft. All routes will operate year-round except where indicated by (*).



Start Date

Toronto-Salt Lake City, Utah


May 27, 2016

Toronto-Portland, Oregon


May 26, 2016*

Toronto-Washington, DC-Dulles¹

Two-times daily

May 2, 2016

Toronto-Jacksonville, Florida¹

Two-times per week

(Saturday, Sunday)

May 21, 2016

Montreal-Denver, Colorado


June 4, 2016

Montreal-Houston, Texas¹


June 6, 2016

Montreal-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania¹

Two-times daily

May 24, 2016

Calgary-Phoenix, Arizona²

Three-times weekly

(Monday, Thursday, Saturday)

Continued from Winter

Calgary-San Francisco, California¹


June 18, 2016

Vancouver-Chicago, Illinois


June 4, 2016

Vancouver-San Diego, California²


June 2, 2016*

Vancouver-San Jose, California¹

Two-times daily

May 9, 2016

¹ Flight operated by Air Canada Express; ² Flight operated by Air Canada rouge.

To promote the new routes, Air Canada is offering special introductory fares; details are available on

(will not be published)