Air Canada Increases Capacity To Atlantic Canada

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Starting this winter, Air Canada will increase overall capacity to Atlantic Canada by 8%. Some routes will transfer to Air Canada Rouge, and other Air Canada Rouge and mainline services will be extended to year-round.

The service updates include:

  • Toronto-Saint John, NB, flights to be operated by Air Canada Rouge starting this winter

Beginning 27OCT, 2019, twice daily Saint John-Toronto flights will be operated year-round by Air Canada Rouge using an Airbus A319, replacing the Bombardier Q400s. This represents a 16% increase in available seats, while also offering an upgraded customer experience on the A319 which features Premium Rouge and Economy cabins, as well as streaming in-flight entertainment.

  • Halifax-Calgary year-round service on Air Canada starting 1MAR, 2020

From Halifax, Air Canada mainline will operate year-round non-stop service to Calgary on an Airbus A319 beginning 1MAR, 2020.

  • Toronto-Charlottetown Air Canada Rouge service now year-round

Flights operated by Air Canada Rouge in the summer will become year-round service as of 16DEC, 2019, with two daily flights operated with an Airbus A319. Air Canada offers nonstop flights from Charlottetown to Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

  • Halifax-Gander additional daily flight during the winter season

Flights between Halifax and Gander will be operated year-round on the Bombardier Q400.

  • Moncton, Fredericton-Toronto flights now operated year-round by Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada Rouge service from Toronto to Moncton will be continuing year-round (three times a day) and Fredericton (twice a day), also operated by an Airbus A319, representing a 16% capacity increase through the winter season.

"Leisure travellers and business customers alike will benefit from these service enhancements which clearly demonstrate our commitment to these markets as we increase capacity on numerous routes in Atlantic Canada, which we have been serving year-round since 1942, longer than any other carrier," said Mark Galardo, VP of Network Planning at Air Canada.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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