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Air Canada: more service and new U.S. routes for summer 2023

To the point Air Canada announces flight service to the U.S. in summer 2023 with new routes, increased frequency and resumed flights.

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:

Flight Departure Arrival
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:

Route Start date Frequency
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-Seattle
  • Toronto-Minneapolis
  • Toronto-Philadelphia
  • Toronto-Pittsburgh
  • Toronto-Washington (Regan)
  • Toronto-Indianapolis
  • Toronto-Baltimore
  • Vancouver-Seattle
  • Vancouver-San Francisco
  • Toronto-San Francisco
  • Vancouver-San Diego
  • Vancouver-Newark

Bottom line

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.

If you’re interested in these destinations and want to use your Aeroplan points, these Aeroplan credit cards can help you reach your travel goals:

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Travelling is a way of life for Marie-Ève, who spends almost six months a year abroad. She's always looking for waves to surf, great coffee and the best strategies to travel longer. You'll probably find her in a coworking space with other digital nomads, or by the sea watching the sunsets.

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