Air Canada plans to operate 100 per cent of its peak summer 2019 transatlantic capacity next year, owing to “robust recovery” in the international market.

The airline has announced an expansion of services to European destinations for summer 2024, which includes additional flights to London and Manchester.

Toronto-London will increase to four-times-daily from April to October, while Toronto-Manchester will increase to six flights per week from June to September.

The airline also revealed that the seasonal Toronto-Edinburgh service will begin earlier than originally planned, on 1 March, and run until January.

Air Canada will also bring forward its services from Montréal to Amsterdam (30 March) and Copenhagen (2 May), as well as from Toronto to Brussels (1 May).

Meanwhile, Air Canada has announced plans to launch a year-round route between Montréal and Madrid. The five-times-weekly Montréal-Madrid route will launch in May 2024, operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft configured with 255 seats across its Signature Class with lie-flat seats, premium economy and economy cabins.

This will be the airline’s only year-round service between Montréal and the Spanish capital, complementing its existing Toronto-Madrid service.

Flight timings are as follows:

AC834 departs Montréal at 2030, arrives in Madrid at 0940 the following day.

AC835 departs Madrid at 1315, arrives in Montréal at 1520 the same day.

Mark Galardo, executive VP of Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, commented:

“Air Canada saw a tremendous rebound in international flying this past summer, particularly on the transatlantic, and we expect Europe will remain popular next year. In anticipation of this, we are expanding our flying schedule to offer customers more choice and flexibility as they begin to plan their 2024 holidays.”

The airline is also expanding its services to Italy, with three daily flights from Toronto and Montréal to Rome as well as daily services to Milan and Venice.

Air Canada’s summer 2024 schedule will see it operate a total of 51 routes to 30 cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.