Air Canada Winter 2011/12 Sun Destinations Highlights: 3 New Destinations and 7 New Routes

As per 08JUN11 GDS timetable display, Air Canada is adjusting planned operation during Peak-Winter travel to Florida, Hawaii and Nevada in the US, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean, which are dubbed as “Sun Destinations”.

In W11/12 Sun destinations operation, which goes into effect from the week of 18DEC11 (except Halifax, which starts from 01FEB12), sees the Star Alliance member adding several new destinations (Curacao, St. Kitts and St. Thomas) and the launch of new markets, including:

Edmonton – Cozumel
Halifax – Providenciales
Montreal – Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ottawa – Holguin

A number of routes sees frequency shuffles which results in some routes being canceled, while some sees reductions and shift to other routes for flight increases.

Details as of 08JUN11 as follows. Additional changes remains possible:

All comparison below is between Winter 2010/11 and Winter 2011/12 season.

Calgary – Kahului Increase from 4 to 5 weekly
Edmonton – Cancun Increase from 1 weekly (Day 2) to 2 weekly (Day 23). Boeing 767 operating
Edmonton – Cozumel NEW 1 weekly service eff 22DEC11
AC1758 YEG0815 – 1450CZM 763 4
AC1759 CZM1605 – 2115YEG 763 4

Halifax – Orlando 14FEB12- Increase from 2 weekly (Day 46) to 3 weekly (Day 246)
Halifax – Providenciales 16FEB12- NEW 1 weekly service
AC1790 YHZ1345 – 1730PLS 319 4
AC1791 PLS1830 – 2357YHZ 319 4

Halifax – Tampa Embraer E190 replace Airbus A319, 1 weekly
Montreal – Cozumel Service in W11 operates on Saturdays, instead of Thursdays in W10
Montreal – Holguin Reduce from 2 weekly to 1 weekly
Montreal – Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo NEW 1 weekly service
AC1786 YUL0650 – 1150ZIH 319 5
AC1787 ZIH1250 – 1905YUL 319 5

Montreal – Miami Service in W11 operates Day 567, instead of Day 167 in W10. Operational scheduled also moved by 4 hours earlier
Montreal – Nassau Increase from 1 weekly to 2 weekly. New flight operates on Sundays
AC940 YUL0640 – 1015NAS 319 6
AC940 YUL1625 – 2010NAS 319 7

AC941 NAS1115 – 1435YUL 319 6
AC941 NAS2110 – 0030+1YUL 319 7

Montreal – Orlando Increase from 13 weekly to 14 weekly
Montreal – Punta Cana Increase from 6 weekly to 8 weekly
AC1776 YUL0930 – 1455PUJ 319 1
AC1836 YUL1135 – 1700PUJ 32S D

AC1777 PUJ1555 – 1925YUL 319 1
AC1837 PUJ1800 – 2130YUL 32S D

AC1836/1837: A320 operates Day x234, A319 on Day 234; New flight operates on Day 23
AC1776/1777: eff 19DEC11

Montreal – Santa Clara Reduce from 3 weekly to 2 weekly
Montreal – Tampa Increase from 2 weekly to 3 weekly. New flight on Mondays
AC1214 YUL1510 – 1835TPA 319 156
AC1215 TPA1920 – 2220YUL 319 156

Montreal – Varadero Reduce from 4 weekly to 2 weekly
Montreal – West Palm Beach Embraer E190 replace Airbus A319, 1 weekly
Ottawa – Ft. Lauderdale Capacity increase with Airbus A319 operates on Weekdays, replacing E190 (Daily E190 in W10)
AC1220 YOW1455 – 1827FLL 319 x67
AC1220 YOW1455 – 1827FLL E90 67

AC1221 FLL1915 – 2230YOW 319 x67
AC1221 FLL1915 – 2230YOW E90 67

Ottawa – Holguin NEW 1 weekly service
AC1770 YOW1555 – 2000HOG E90 6
AC1771 HOG2100 – 0055+1YOW E90 6

Ottawa – Orlando eff 17FEB12 Increase from 1 to 3 weekly, new service operates on Day 35
AC1262 YOW1345 – 1718MCO E90 56
AC1262 YOW1545 – 1918MCO E90 3

AC1263 MCO1005 – 1300YOW E90 356

Toronto – Curacao NEW 1 weekly service
AC1792 YYZ1005 – 1620CUR 319 6
AC1793 CUR1720 – 2140YYZ 319 6

Toronto – Ft. Lauderdale Boeing 767-300 enters operation 5 times a week. Overall service is 28 weekly
AC938 YYZ0825 – 1133FLL 319 15
AC938 YYZ0825 – 1133FLL 763 x15

AC939 FLL1225 – 1530YYZ 319 15
AC939 FLL1225 – 1530YYZ 763 x15

Toronto – Ft. Myers Increase from 2 to 3 Daily, schedule of new flight:
AC1232 YYZ0820 – 1130RSW E90 D
AC1235 RSW1215 – 1514YYZ E90 D

Evening service operates as AC1237 in W11 (AC1235 in W10)

Toronto – Las Vegas Increase from 14 to 15 weekly, schedule of new flight:
AC595 YYZ0700 – 0853LAS 319 7
AC596 LAS1705 – 0022+1YYZ 319 7

Toronto – Montego Bay Capacity increase with Boeing 767-300 operating in W11, replace A320 in W10
AC982 YYZ0940 – 1345MBJ 763 D
AC983 MBJ1500 – 1900YYZ 763 D

Toronto – Orlando Capacity increase with Boeing 767-300 operating in effect from 31OCT11 on AC912/913. Overall service is 4 Daily, with extra flights operating during Christmas/New Year period
AC912 YYZ1640 – 1928MCO 763 15
AC912 YYZ1640 – 1928MCO 320 x15

AC913 MCO2020 – 2305YYZ 763 15
AC913 MCO2020 – 2305YYZ 320 x15

Toronto – Providenciales Increase from 4 weekly (W10) to 5 weekly (W11). Also, operational schedule is unified
AC1272 YYZ0815 – 1205PLS 319 x24
AC1273 PLS1305 – 1705YYZ 319 x24

Toronto – San Juan Increase from 2 weekly to 3 weekly. A320/E190 replace A321 in W10
AC956 YYZ0835 – 1410SJU 320 67
AC958 YYZ1155 – 1735SJU E90 6 24DEC11-

AC957 SJU1510 – 1855YYZ 320 67
AC959 SJU1835 – 2235YYZ E90 6 24DEC11-

Toronto – St. Kitts NEW 1 weekly service
AC1778 YYZ0840 – 1440SKB 319 5
AC1779 SKB1540 – 2000YYZ 319 5

Toronto – St. Thomas – San Juan – Toronto NEW 1 weekly service
AC1796 YYZ0830 – 1415STT 319 6
AC1797 STT1515 – 1555SJU1635 – 2030YYZ 319 6

Following Winter seasonal routes are cancelled:
Edmonton – Montego Bay
Montreal – Phoenix
Quebec City – Varadero
Vancouver – Montego Bay