Air Canada has outlined plans to ramp up its international schedules over the coming weeks, including the resumption of flights between Montreal and London.

Flights from the Quebec city to London Heathrow will restart on August 3, with up to four services per week.

In addition the carrier has launched a thrice weekly route between Montreal and Cairo for the first time.

A total of 17 international routes will resume this summer, including Calgary-Frankfurt from August 1, Toronto-Vienna from July 21, Toronto-Dublin from August 1, Toronto-Paris from August 2, Toronto-Zurich from August 3, Montreal-Geneva from July 22, and Montreal-Tel Aviv from August 1.

Frequencies are also being increased on several routes, including Vancouver-London which will operate up to daily during August.

Full details on Air Canada’s international schedules during July, August and September can be seen here.

Commenting on the news Mark Galardo, senior vice president, network planning and revenue management at Air Canada, said:

“As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our international network and continue as a global carrier to connect Canada to the world, while also developing additional markets and targeting new opportunities.

“Canadians are eager to travel again, and we are ready to reunite customers with their families and friends. With vaccination rates globally increasing and our industry-leading CleanCare+ bio-safety protocols, Air Canada has your health and safety as its top priority.

“We are pleased to restart our non-stop service between Calgary and Frankfurt, a key European market for our customers in Western Canada. This route will operate all year long, connecting Calgary to the world via the global hub of our transatlantic joint venture partner, Lufthansa, in Frankfurt. We are also considering additional routes as restrictions continue to loosen.”

Air Canada’s current refund policy means that should a flight be cancelled or rescheduled by more than three hours, customers are entitled to a full refund, an Air Canada Travel Voucher, or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65 per cent bonus.