Air Canada to launch year-round Amsterdam service

26 Sep 2014 by GrahamSmith

Air Canada will next year launch a year-round Toronto to Amsterdam service.

From June 4, the national airline will operate a B767-300ER on the route. The 211-seat aircraft will contain 24 fully-flat business class seats.

The carrier's summer 2015 schedule will also see it:

  • Run a double-daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle from both Toronto and Montreal Trudeau between June and September using a B767-300ER aircraft
  • Continue the new non-stop services from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro and Panama City that will be introduced this winter
  • Launch a new Air Canada Rouge twice-weekly service between Montreal and Venice on May 14 and, subject to government approval, up to five flights per week between Vancouver and Osaka Kansai from May 1
  • Increase Air Canada Rouge service from Toronto to Athens and Barcelona to daily from five-times weekly
  • From Montreal, Air Canada Rouge service to Athens will double to four-times weekly and service to Barcelona will increase to three-times weekly from twice-weekly in summer 2014
  • Air Canada Rouge will launch a year-round service between Toronto and Lima on May 2, subject to government approval, following the transfer of the route from Air Canada

Benjamin Smith, Air Canada's president of passenger airlines, said: "Air Canada will continue its international expansion drive next summer, led by the addition of Amsterdam to its mainline global network.

"Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer the route year-round and it will complement our existing service to Brussels, giving customers easier access to the Benelux region

"In addition to Amsterdam, for summer 2015 Air Canada will launch new double-daily, non-stop service to Paris from both Toronto and Montreal, and new Air Canada rouge service between Vancouver and Osaka and between Montreal and Venice. It will also offer increased weekly Air Canada rouge frequencies to such popular destinations as Barcelona and Athens."

Air Canada and fellow Star Alliance member Air India this week announced a series of new codeshare routes (see news, September 24).

Graham Smith

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