Through their transborder joint business agreement, Air Canada and United Airlines will offer enhanced service this summer, including two new routes:
- Flight from Washington-Dulles to Calgary operated by United Airlines
- Flight from Washington-Dulles to Vancouver operated by Air Canada
We’ve got the details to help you plan and book your next trip with your Aeroplan points.
Summary of enhanced service
Here are the main changes to note for the summer of 2023 with this agreement between Air Canada and United Airlines:
- More than 260 daily transborder departures; a 20% increase over summer 2022
- 120 daily departures between hubs (Toronto, Chicago, New York/Newark, Vancouver, San Francisco)
- Improved transborder service between the U.S. and Western Canada
Air Canada and United Airlines are also announcing an increase in shuttle-style service at their hubs for the summer of 2023:
|Route||Frequency||First departure||Last departure|
|Toronto – Chicago||13 flights/day||06:30||21:15|
|Chicago – Toronto||13 flights/day||07:10||21:15|
|Toronto – New York/Newark||16 flights/day||06:15||21:00|
|New York/Newark – Toronto||16 flights/day||06:00||20:15|
|Vancouver – San Francisco||11 flights/day||07:00||21:00|
|San Francisco – Vancouver||11 flights/day||06:45||21:00|
Note that Business Class will be offered by both carriers for all flights between their hubs.
Two new non-stop routes have been announced; service between Vancouver and Washington-Dulles will begin June 1 and will be on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Air Canada. The frequency will be 5 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
The flight between Calgary and Washington-Dulles will begin operations on June 2 and will be offered by United Airlines aboard an Airbus A319. It will be a daily flight.
Those of you that are from the west will be pleased to know that there will be increased transborder service between Western Canada and the United States. We are talking about nine daily flights between Vancouver and New York/Newark, Houston or Chicago and seven daily flights between Vancouver and Los Angeles.
An additional daily flight will be added for these routes:
- Calgary – Chicago or Houston
- Edmonton to Denver
For Aeroplan members, this partnership between Air Canada and United Airlines means more opportunities 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.