Air Canada To Add 7 U.S. Cities, Strengthen Toronto Hub
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Air Canada has announced new services to seven more American cities, a move it says will fortify its Toronto hub and strengthen its position as the leading trans-border carrier.

This spring, Air Canada will offer new daily service between Toronto and seven more American cities including: Orange County (Santa Ana) and San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Memphis, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Portland, Maine; and Syracuse, New York. Flights will be non-stop and timed for connections with flights on Air Canada’s domestic and international network.

Air Canada is also adding four new international destinations from Toronto this summer. The airline has announced it will begin flying to Athens, Barcelona, and Copenhagen, and offer same-plane, direct service to Brussels through Montreal.

Ben Smith, the carrier's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer stated, “This additional service to seven more U.S. cities further solidifies Air Canada’s position as the leading trans-border carrier between Canada and the U.S. and the Number One foreign carrier flying to the United States — offering the most flights per day to more destinations in the U.S. than any other international airline,”

“It also demonstrates our commitment to drive Toronto’s growth as a hub. Air Canada is already the leading carrier at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Centralized in a single terminal, Air Canada’s Toronto hub is the most convenient gateway to and from the U.S., offering multiple connection options for passengers travelling anywhere in our global network. Our strategy is to leverage our hub to make it a global transfer point for domestic, trans-border and international travellers.”

The seven new U.S. trans-border schedules will operate as follows:

Destination Launching Frequency Aircraft
Orange County April 6 Daily,

year round
San Diego June 17 Daily,

year round
Portland, OR June 17 Daily,

year round
Memphis May 17 Twice Daily

year round
Jazz CRJ
Cincinnati May 17 Twice Daily Jazz CRJ
Portland, ME May 17 Twice Daily Air Georgian

Beech 1900D
Syracuse May 17 Twice Daily Air Georgian

Beech 1900D

With the launch of these seven routes, Air Canada, along with Air Canada Jazz and its Tier Three partners, offers up to 142 scheduled flights each day to 51 U.S. destinations from its hub in Toronto. In total, this summer Air Canada will operate up to 232 flights per day between six points in Canada and 55 destinations in the U.S. In addition, this summer Air Canada will also serve 30 domestic and 45 international destinations from Toronto.

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