“With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market,” said Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management.
Galardo added: “These routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. They will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic Canada and New York, while for customers in Western Canada they will provide more options for reaching destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through United Airlines’ Houston hub. They will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada’s extensive domestic and global network.”
Air Canada is the foreign carrier with the largest number of flights to the U.S. Including these new routes, Air Canada’s U.S. network will be 6% above its 2019, pre-pandemic capacity for the summer season of 2023. The carrier serves 51 U.S. airports.
Air Canada’s new, year-round Halifax-Newark route will begin Dec.16, 2022. It will operate daily with an Air Canada Express Q-400 in an all-Economy cabin configuration. The nonstop service is timed to connect to and from regional centres in Atlantic Canada and, in the U.S., with a variety of destinations through United Airlines’ network.
Flight AC8670 will depart Halifax at 11:45 a.m., arriving in Newark at 1:04 p.m. On the return, flight AC8669 will depart Newark at 1:45 p.m., arriving in Halifax at 4:35 p.m.
Air Canada’s new, year-round Vancouver-Houston route starts Dec.16, 2022. It will be operated daily with an Air Canada Airbus A220, offering Business and Economy cabins.
The nonstop service provides increased options from Western Canada to Texas and connections onward through United Airlines to Latin America and the Caribbean, while providing new convenient one-stop connections from the U.S. to Air Canada’s Asia-Pacific network from the airline’s Vancouver hub.
Flight AC1300 will depart Vancouver at 8:45 a.m., arriving in Houston at 3:08 p.m. On the return, flight AC1301 departs Houston at 4:30 p.m., arriving back in Vancouver at 7:15 p.m.