Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge to Expand Operational Networks in Europe, Summer Season 2014
Air Canada (Montreal), Canada's largest airline, announced the plan to expand its operational network to Europe, starting with the 2014 summer season. The flights will be operated from Toronto (Pearson), Montreal (Trudeau), Vancouver and Calgary bases.
Toronto - Milan
From 18 June to 2014, Air Canada will re-introduce flights to Milan (Malpensa), being the only air carrier to connect Canada with the main city in northern Italy. The service will be honored with 5 weekly flights, on board Boeing 767-300ER aircraft configured in two classes.
Operational program on the Toronto (Pearson) - Milan route:
AC842 YYZ 20: 20 - 10: 40 + 1 MXP 763 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
AC843 MXP 12: 10 - 15: 30 YYZ 763 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Air Canada operated the last flights to Milan in March 2002 by Canadian Airlines.
Toronto - Rome
During 1 May - 25 October 2014, Air Canada will operate flights on the Toronto - Rome route with A330-300 aircraft, replacing the current Boeing 767-300ER.
During the period 15 June - 30 September 2014, Air Canada will replace Airbus A330-300 aircraft with the new Boeing 777-300ER configured in 3 classes: 36 for Executive First seats, 24 for Premium Economy seats and 398 for Economy seats.
During the period 29 March - 25 October 2014, Air Canada will replace the current Boeing 767-300ER with the Airbus A330-300 configured in two classes and with 265 seating capacity.
Throughout the year 2014, Air Canada will fly with Airbus A330-300 in Geneva, replacing Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
During the period 1 June - 30 September 2014, Air Canada will fly with Boeing 777-300ER configured in two classes at London Heathrow, replacing A330-300.
Calgary - Frankfurt
During the period 29 March - 25 October 2014, Air Canada will fly with Boeing 777-300ER configured in two classes in Frankfurt, replacing A330-300.
Vancouver - London Heathrow
From 1 March 2014, Air Canada will introduce Boeing 777-300ER aircraft configured in 3 classes on the Vancouver - London Heathrow route.
Air Canada will increase flight frequencies on the following routes:
Montreal - Rome - daily flights between 23 May 2014 - 19 October 2014;
Toronto - Athens - frequency will increase from 4 to 5 weekly flights;
Toronto - Dublin - daily from 1 to 2014, flights operated by Rouge;
Toronto - Edinburgh - frequency will increase from 3 to 5 weekly flights;
Toronto - Istanbul - Frequency will increase from 3 weekly flights to 1 daily from June 2014.
Air Canada Rouge flights for the 2014 summer season
Air Canada Red is a subsidiary of Air Canada and appeared on the market in December 2012, and the first flights operated on 1 July 2013. The new Canadian air carrier has a hybrid status, is semilow-cost and flies to destinations in Europe and the Caribbean. In the summer of this year, Air Canada Rouge linked Toronto and Montreal to Athens, Venice and Edinburgh. Plans on 2014 are great, already announcing new European destinations.
Toronto - Lisbon
Starting June 21, Air Canada Rouge will reopen the route to Lisbon and operate three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flights from Lisbon will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The flights will be honored with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The program was announced until September 21 2014:
AC1916 YYZ 22: 35 - 10: 55 + 1 LIS 763 136
AC1917 LIS 12: 25 - 15: 35 YYZ 763 247
The last flights on the Toronto - Lisbon route were operated by Air Canada in November 1990.
Toronto - Manchester
During the period 26 June - 13 September 2014, Air Canada Rouge will reopen the Toronto - Manchester route. 5 will operate weekly flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
AC1930 YYZ 22: 05 - 09: 55 + 1 MAN 763 x36
AC1931 MAN 11: 25 - 14: 10 YYZ 763 x47
Air Canada operated the last flights on the Toronto - Manchester route in September 2007.
During the 5 June - 13 October 2014, Air Canada Rouge will operate 3 flights on the Montreal-Nice route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Operational program:
AC1910 YUL 21: 00 - 10: 35 + 1 NCE 763 - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
AC1911 NCE 12: 05 - 14: 25 YUL 763 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Air Canada operated the last flights on the Montreal-Nice route in March 1995.
During the 4 June - 11 October 2014, Air Canada Rouge will fly twice a week on the Montreal-Barcelona route. Operational program:
AC1912 YUL 18: 50 - 08: 05 + 1 BCN 763 - Wednesday, Friday
AC1913 BCN 12: 00 - 14: 15 YUL 763 - Thursday, Saturday
Air Canada operated the last flights on the Montreal-Barcelona route in August 2011.
For the 2014 summer season, Air Canada Rouge will continue to fly on the Toronto - Venice, Toronto - Edinburgh and Toronto / Montreal - Athens routes following the 2013 summer season schedule. Air Canada Rouge will operate all flights to Europe with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft configured in two classes with three options. As it receives the new 777-300ER and 787 Dreamliner aircraft, Air Canada will transfer the 767-300ER aircraft to the Rouge subsidiary.