Air Canada has announced it will launch daily service between Toronto and Copenhagen next summer as it further expands international flying at its major Toronto hub.
"Air Canada is building its Toronto hub and this year has now announced long-haul service to four new, major international destinations. The addition of Copenhagen next summer is strategically important as passengers will be able to conveniently connect with our Star Alliance partner Scandinavian Airlines to reach such cities as Oslo, Helsinki, Warsaw, Stockholm and Gothenburg," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "We will continue to look for opportunities to grow our hub after earlier announcing flights starting next summer to Athens, Barcelona and, via Montreal, Brussels.
Toronto’s geographic position and the consolidation of our operations under one roof are enabling us to establish Lester B. Pearson International Airport as a major North American and global hub for the Star Alliance."
Air Canada will begin non-stop, daily flights between Toronto and Copenhagen on June 24, 2010, subject to government approval. The only non-stop service to Scandinavia from Canada will be operated with 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. Service will operate daily in the summer, with reduced frequency in the winter. Flights will be timed to conveniently connect with Star Alliance partner Scandinavian Airlines, which offers more than 120 flights per day from Copenhagen to 52 destinations.