Recently, Air Canada announced its new routes and increased frequencies to Europe and Japan for the summer of 2023, and followed up earlier this week with the announcement ofits expanded domestic services.
Today’s announcement of new routes is primarily to New York’sJFK airport from Montreal and Toronto, effective in March. Note that there will also be a new Toronto-Sacramento route starting in June.
Several other services will be restored as of May 1, including Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Los Angeles and Vancouver-Austin. Finally, service frequency will be increased on several other cross-border routes in the summer of 2023.
We’ve got the details to help you plan and book your next trip with your Aeroplan points.
New services at JFK and Sacramento
Starting March 26, 2023, Air Canada will offer new service to New York’s JFK airport from Toronto and Montreal. These flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz with the Embraer E175 aircraft, offering 76 seats in business and economy class. The following flights will all be on a daily basis:
|AC8899||New York (JFK) 12:45 pm||Montreal 2:20 pm|
|AC8898||Montreal 6:25 pm||New York (JFK) 8 p.m.|
|AC8553||New York (JFK) 10 a.m.||Toronto 11:45 a.m.|
|AC8554||Toronto 11 a.m.||New York (JFK) 12:36 pm|
|AC8555||New York (JFK) 1:25 pm||Toronto 3:10 pm|
|AC8556||Toronto 20:30||New York (JFK) 22:06|
The other new route will be a service between Toronto and Sacramento, starting June 1, 2023. Four days a week, travelers will board an Airbus A220-300 aircraft with 137 seats in business and economy class.
Frequency increases in the United States
Air Canada also indicates the resumption of the following transborder flights for the summer of 2023:
|Vancouver-Austin||May 1st, 2023||3 flights/week|
|Montreal-Nashville||May 1st, 2023||3 flights/week|
|Calgary-Los Angeles||May 1st, 2023||Daily flight|
|Toronto-Milwaukee||May 1st, 2023||Daily flight|
|Montreal-Philadelphia||May 1st, 2023||2 flights/day|
|Montreal-Pittsburgh||May 1st, 2023||Daily flight|
|Vancouver-Anchorage||May 1st, 2023||Daily flight|
|Montreal-Seattle||May 15, 2023||Daily flight|
|Toronto-Hartford||June 1st, 2023||2 flights/day|
|Toronto – Salt Lake City||June 1st, 2023||3 flights/week|
|Toronto-Kansas City||June 17, 2023||Daily flight|
|Toronto-Portland||June 17, 2023||Daily flight|
|Vancouver-Boston||June 17, 2023||Daily flight|
In addition, the frequency of flights to the U.S. will be increased compared to summer 2022 on the following routes:
- Montreal-San Diego
- Toronto-San Diego
- Toronto-Washington (Regan)
- Vancouver-San Francisco
- Toronto-San Francisco
- Vancouver-San Diego
In total, Air Canada will serve 47 destinations, 95 routes and 400 daily flights to the U.S. by summer 2023. This announcement complements the domestic summer schedule as well as the new international summer schedule.
For Aeroplan members, this means more opportunities and possibilities to earn points or redeem them for flights. Please note that there is now a transportation fee for flights to and from the U.S. to be considered in the cost of an Aeroplan award booking.