Air Canada has announced plans to resume nonstop flights between Edinburgh and Toronto this summer.

The seasonal service will be operated by the carrier’s B787-8 aircraft, configured with 225 seats across economy, premium economy and business class (branded Air Canada Signature Class).

The route had previously been served by leisure subsidiary Air Canada Rouge – indeed it was the launch route for the carrier back in 2013.

Flights will operate six-times-weekly between June 1 and October 2, and four-times-weekly between October 3 and October 29.

Schedules can be seen in the table below, with Air Canada stating that flights have been times to optimise connectivity onto the carrier’s North American network.

The route will join Air Canada’s existing services from London Heathrow to Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary, and between Dublin and Toronto. reports that fellow Canadian carrier Westjet will also launch flights between Toronto and Edinburgh this summer, with a thrice-weekly service commencing on June 2.

Commenting on the news Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada general manager sales, UK and Ireland, said:

“This is very exciting news for our customers in Scotland who can start planning their next trip to rediscover Canada. Air Canada has a long and proud history of serving Scotland, with our first flight arriving in Prestwick in 1943.

“Our nonstop flight between Edinburgh and Toronto will provide our customers in Scotland with a direct link to Canada and beyond, as countries reopen and border measures ease around the world for vaccinated travellers.”