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Air Canada: Restoration of flights and new routes

To the point In a sign that travel is picking up, Air Canada is restoring 90% of its North American capacity and restoring several international destinations. In addition, it is adding seven new routes for the summer of 2022.

North American destinations

With the easing of sanitary measures, travellers are now much more willing to travel.

Air Canada announced today that it will add four new transborder and three new intra-Canada routes. Then the airline restarts 41 North American routes.

Therefore, from the end of April and the beginning of May, we notice that the flights will resume steadily across the country.

You can now book these flights with your Aeroplan points or cash.

Here are the new routes that will be in operation:

Departure Destination Frequency Start date
Montreal Atlanta 2 daily flights June 1st
Montreal Strait 2 daily flights June 1st
Montreal Gander 1 daily flight June 25
Toronto Salt Lake City Thursday, Saturday, Sunday June 02
Calgary Fort St.John 1 daily flight May 1st
Vancouver Austin Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday June 1st
Vancouver Halifax Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 1st

Next, here are the flights that will resume from Montreal and Ottawa:

Departure Destination Frequency Start date
Montreal Pittsburgh 1 daily flight June 1st
Montreal Raleigh 1 daily flight June 1st
Montreal Baltimore 1 daily flight June 1st
Montreal Nashville Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 02
Montreal Phoenix Tuesday, Saturday May 03
Montreal San Diego Wednesday, Friday, Sunday May 20th
Montreal Seattle 1 daily flight May 31st
Montreal Victoria Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday June 03
Montreal Regina 1 daily flight May 1st
Montreal Saskatoon 1 daily flight May 1st
Ottawa Washington Reagan 1 daily flight May 1st
Ottawa Winnipeg 1 daily flight June 1st
Ottawa Charlottetown 1 daily flight June 1st
Ottawa Quebec 1 daily flight June 1st
Ottawa Toronto Islands Up to 4 flights daily May 1st

Flights from Toronto will also be numerous:

Destination Frequency Start date
Baltimore 2 daily flights May 15
Charlotte 2 daily flights May 1st
Cincinnati 2 daily flights May 1st
Indianapolis 2 daily flights May 15
Portland Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday June 27
St.Louis 2 daily flights May 07
Hartford 1 daily flight June 1st
Milwaukee 1 daily flight July 1st
New Orleans 1 daily flight July 1st
Kansas City 1 daily flight July 1st
Fort McMurray Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 03
Nanaimo Monday, Wednesday, Friday June 29
Gander 1 daily flight June 1st

Then, Western Canada will have a restoration of its flights, including some to Quebec City:

Departure Destination Frequency Start date
Vancouver Quebec Monday, Wednesday, Friday May 02
Vancouver Boston 1 daily flight June 04
Vancouver Sacramento 1 daily flight June 1st
Vancouver Anchorage 1 daily flight May 07
Vancouver Yellowknife 1 daily flight June 1st
Calgary Quebec Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday May 1st
Calgary New York – Newark 1 daily flight May 1st
Calgary Halifax 1 daily flight April 30
Calgary Castlegar 1 daily flight May 1st
Edmonton San Francisco 1 daily flight May 1st
Edmonton Yellowknife 1 daily flight June 1st

Finally, Halifax has two more links:

Destination Frequency Start date
Boston 1 daily flight June 24
Goose Bay 1 daily flight April 30
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International destinations

In addition, non-stop flights to international destinations will resume.

Several popular tourist destinations, such as Barcelona, Venice and Copenhagen, will be back on the radar after being stopped for almost two years.

Here are the flights that will resume from Montreal:

  • Rome: March 26
  • Lisbon: March 27
  • Athens: March 28
  • Venice: April 16
  • Tel Aviv: May 1st
  • Cairo: May 03
  • Casablanca: May 04
  • Barcelona : 06 May
  • Nice : May 12
  • Milan: May 21
  • Reykjavik and Dublin: June 02
  • Tokyo: June 04
  • Algiers: June 08

From Toronto :

  • Tel Aviv: March 1
  • Paris and Amsterdam: March 02
  • Lisbon and Vienna: March 26
  • Athens and Rome: March 27
  • Venice: April 15
  • Tokyo: April 27
  • Copenhagen : 02 May
  • Budapest: May 03
  • Barcelona : 04 May
  • Madrid: May 19
  • Edinburgh and Manchester: May 30
  • Reykjavik: June 1st

As for Vancouver, 3 flights will resume in May:

  • Frankfurt: May 1st
  • Dublin : June 1st
  • Zurich: June 17

And the Halifax to London Heathrow flight will resume on April 30.

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Maple Leaf Lounges

Good news!

The 23 Maple Leaf Lounges are now all open!

There are new features, like ordering from your seat for added security and convenience.

Here are some examples of Aeroplan credit cards that will grant you access to the Maple Leaf Lounges:

Conclusion

For travel requirements to all of the above destinations, visit the Air Canada Travel Ready hub.

Also, if you are booking with Aeroplan points, please see our article on Flight Reward Changes or cancellations by Air Canada.

Have a good trip!

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