Air Canada’s Summer 2023 Schedule Gains New International Routes

On 13 October 2022, it was announced that Air Canada’s summer 2023 schedule will receive new international flight routes. The Airline plans to add new routes to its international network to give customers more options. This expansion will include European services to Brussels, Copenhagen, and Toulouse. It also plans to restore the Asia services it offered in the past to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka, as well as destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific, and South American regions.

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Air Canada Airbus in the air | Photographer: Aaron Davis

New Horizons to reach

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada had this to say about Air Canada’s upcoming launch: “We continue to pursue our disciplined approach of expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand. We are especially pleased to be adding three new strategic routes to Europe, resuming important services to Japan, and increasing frequencies to key international destinations for summer 2023.”

These new international routes offered by Air Canada will undoubtedly help Canadians and other travelers explore the world next summer.

In a press release, Mr. Galardo also said that “Toronto-Brussels will complement our current services from Montreal, while further expanding Air Canada’s reach to Europe and beyond through our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines, which offers easy connections throughout Europe and Africa. Meanwhile, our Montreal-Toulouse route not only links two global aerospace centres, it is the only year-round service between North America and southwestern France. We are also increasing our presence in Scandinavia with the addition of summer service from Montreal to Copenhagen, a Star Alliance hub that offers connections throughout Northern Europe, while enabling customers on both sides of the Atlantic to visit and explore each other’s countries conveniently.

“Our additional flights to major destinations in Europe, Middle East, South America, South Pacific and Asia, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Tokyo/Haneda, will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all six continents reconnect, visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.”

The Canadian airline has expressed that it is still committed to working with governments and other partners to continue the full recovery of the aviation industry from the effects of the pandemic. Air Canada’s summer 2023 schedule will be filled with plenty of new destinations to help you scratch another place off your bucket list.

Air Canada Boeing 777 taking off
Air Canada Boeing 777 © Aaron Davis

International Services

Air Canada will offer a choice of three cabins to all of its travelers: Air Canada Signature Class which features lie-flat individual pods, Premium Economy featuring larger seats that have additional legroom and premium services, and Economy which comes with complimentary meals designed and inspired by professional Chefs, as well as wines and other beverages. Conventionally, every cabin has a personal screen on the back of each seat with hours of in-flight entertainment and wi-fi connectivity available for purchase.

It also offers 23 of what they have dubbed Maple Leaf Lounges. These are located across North America and the globe for eligible customers. The airline also proudly offers premium travel services at their Signature Suites in the Toronto Pearson airport in Terminal 1 and at the Maple Leaf Lounge in the Vancouver airport (YVR). These lounges provide five-star dining experiences and the best of what Canada has to offer to Air Canada’s Signature Select customers.

Whether flying first class or economy, you can collect and redeem points through their loyalty program called Aeroplan. Eligible customers will have access to priority boarding, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, and other benefits. Don’t miss out on Air Canada’s summer 2023 schedule.

Air Canada Boeing 787 flying over the Rocky MountainsAir Canada B787 flying over the Rockies © Air Canada

More about Air Canada

In addition to being the largest airline in Canada, it is the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of the Star Alliance, the most comprehensive air transportation network. It provides direct passenger service to 50 airports in Canada, 47 in the United States, and 69 airports internationally. It holds a four-star rating from Skytrax, and its Aeroplan loyalty program is the premier travel loyalty program in Canada. Its freight division has connectivity with six continents and hundreds of destinations, utilizing a fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a goal of net-zero emissions for all of its air travel by 2050.

What’s your experience been like flying with Air Canada? Are you excited to book a trip with them next summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jared Harvill
Jared Harvill
Aviation Reporter - Jared enjoys analysing topics of interest and connecting them to current issues and ideas. Currently, his passion is travel; It’s his favorite thing to do, with a love of the industries that are adjacent to it including Aviation. Since graduating with a degree in history, Jared has worked in the travel industry.


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