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New Air Canada destinations: São Paulo, Auckland, Honolulu and Quito!

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Air Canada announces the launch of several new destinations from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver: São Paulo, Auckland, Honolulu and Quito!

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It is always interesting to see new destinations being served from Canada! And in recent years, Air Canada has been busy unveiling more and more international services! Who would have imagined traveling directly from Montreal to Tokyo 5 years ago?

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The company has made a change by no longer concentrating all its international flights on Toronto only.

Its growth is now also based on its other Canadian airports: Montreal (YUL), Vancouver (YYZ), and to a lesser extent Calgary (YYC). For example, here are the lines announced today:

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This change is due in particular to the arrival in its fleet of economic aircraft such as the Dreamliner, which allows it to gradually move away from the notion of “hub” by connecting “secondary” cities…

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…and the expansion of its leisure airline: Air Canada Rouge.

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Montreal – São Paulo on Air Canada B787-9 Dreamliner

Great news for Montreal: the opening of a seasonal route between Montreal and São Paulo, which will be operated by a Dreamliner B787-9, between December 11, 2019 and March 27, 2020!

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This will allow travelers from the Montreal / Quebec area (but also from the North-East of the United States) to visit Brazil more easily during the summer season… and for Brazilians to come and discover winter in Canada!

3 flights will be operated per week:

Flight Departure Arrival Days
AC96 Montreal 18:35 07:30 (+1) São Paulo Wednesday / Friday / Sunday
AC97 São Paulo 09:40 16:45 Montreal Monday / Thursday / Saturday
From December 11, 2019 to March 27, 2020 air canada logo
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For the launch, special fares are available starting at only $600 roundtrip!

On Aeroplan

Here are examples of fares on Aeroplan for the inaugural flight.

Montreal – Sao Paulo: 30,000 Aeroplan Miles and $175.40 in economy (one way):

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Sao Paulo – Montreal: 30,000 Aeroplan Miles and $189.00 in Economy (one way):

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Montreal – Sao Paulo: 55,000 Aeroplan Miles and $325.40 in business (one way)

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Sao Paulo – Montreal: 55,000 Aeroplan Miles and $241.70 in business (one way)

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“Kia Ora”! Vancouver – Auckland on Air Canada B787-8 Dreamliner

New destination from Vancouver: Auckland!

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Flight Departure Arrival Days
AC51 Vancouver 23:45 11:05 (+2) Auckland Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday
AC52 Auckland 14:40 06:40 Vancouver Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday
From December 12, 2019 to the end of March 2020 air canada logo
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For the launch, special fares are available starting at $1,387 roundtrip.

On Aeroplan

At the time of writing, there is no availability for this flight on Aeroplan. The rate in miles would be

“Aloha!” Toronto – Honolulu on Air Canada B787 Dreamliner

Hawaii will be accessible directly from Toronto and in the comfort of the B787 Dreamliner!

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Flight Departure Arrival Days
AC589 Toronto 16:35 21:30 Honolulu Tuesday / Saturday / Sunday
AC590 Honolulu 23:05 12:30 (+1) Toronto Tuesday / Saturday / Sunday
From December 14, 2019 to April 26, 2020 air canada logo
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On Aeroplan

A real sweetspot here, especially in business class for such a long flight!

Toronto – Honolulu for 22,500 Aeroplan Miles and $135 in Economy (one way)

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Honolulu – Toronto for 22,500 Aeroplan Miles and $72 in Economy (one way)

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Toronto to Honolulu for 40,000 Aeroplan Miles and $135 one-way

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Honolulu – Toronto for 40,000 Aeroplan Miles and $72 in business (one way)

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80,000 Aeroplan miles and $207.46 for this round trip in business class on an Air Canada Dreamliner… I say go! Take a look at this round trip during the holiday season!

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“Bienvenido!” Toronto – Quito on Air Canada Rouge B767

Finally, Air Canada Rouge announces the opening of Quito, Ecuador from Toronto!

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Flight Departure Arrival Days
AC1950 Toronto 23:45 06:30 (+1) Quito Wednesday / Friday / Sunday
AC1951 Quito 08:30 15:05 Toronto Monday / Thursday / Saturday
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For the launch, special fares are available starting at $631 roundtrip.

On Aeroplan

Here is a sample fare on Aeroplan for a one-way economy flight:

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Bottom Line

We applaud these new Air Canada routes and look forward to seeing more in the future! But what we hope for most of all is a reduction in carrier overcharges that are no longer necessary today.

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Jean-Maximilien
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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