Air Canada will add a nonstop daily service between Toronto and Seoul next year.
The carrier will launch the year-round route, which will be operated by a B787-8 Dreamliner, on June 17.
Outbound service AC61 will depart Toronto Pearson at 1335 and arrive at Seoul Incheon at 1620 the next day. Return leg AC62 will leave Seoul at 1500 and land in Toronto at 1450.
Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines, said: “This new route will provide some of the fastest travel times for customers travelling to and from South Korea and eastern Canada, the US north-east and South America via our main hub in Toronto.
“Together with our Vancouver-Seoul service, Air Canada will operate the most flights of any airline between Canada and South Korea with up to 14 flights per week.”
Air Canada took delivery of its first B787-9 in August (see news, August 5).
It will roster the aircraft on to its four times-weekly Toronto-Delhi service from November 1, followed by its Dubai service from November 3.
The airline will also fly the B787-9 between Toronto and Istanbul from May; from Toronto to Copenhagen, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Tokyo Narita next summer; and “select Toronto and Vancouver flights to London Heathrow as well as Vancouver to Tokyo Narita, Seoul and Brisbane”.
And, it add the B787-9 on its international flights from Calgary to Tokyo Narita, London Heathrow and Frankfurt next year.