Air Canada Expands European Service in Summer 2014

Air Canada on Tuesday 08OCT13 announced new European service expansion for Summer 2014 season. This includes overall AC service resumption to Milan, Nice, Lisbon and Manchester. The Star Alliance member will also expand capacity by operating larger aircraft such as 777-300ER and A330-300 on some routes.

NEW/Resumed Air Canada Service:
eff 18JUN14 Toronto – Milan Malpensa Year-round 5 weekly service with Boeing 767-300ER
AC842 YYZ2020 – 1040+1MXP 763 x24
AC843 MXP1210 – 1530YYZ 763 x35

AC Last operated Milan service in March 2002 by Canadian Airlines

NEW Air Canada rouge Service:
eff 04JUN14 Montreal – Barcelona 2 weekly (until 11OCT14)
AC1912 YUL1850 – 0805+1BCN 763 35
AC1913 BCN1200 – 1415YUL 763 46

AC Last operated this route in August 2011

eff 05JUN14 Montreal – Nice 3 weekly (until 13OCT14)
AC1910 YUL2100 – 1035+1NCE 763 247
AC1911 NCE1205 – 1425YUL 763 135

AC Last operated Nice service in March 1995

eff 21JUN14 Toronto – Lisbon 3 weekly (until 21SEP14)
AC1916 YYZ2235 – 1055+1LIS 763 136
AC1917 LIS1225 – 1535YYZ 763 247

AC Mainline last operated Lisbon service in November 1990

eff 26JUN14 Toronto – Manchester 5 weekly (until 13SEP14)
AC1930 YYZ2205 – 0955+1MAN 763 x36
AC1931 MAN1125 – 1410YYZ 763 x47

AC Mainline last operated Manchester service in September 2007

Service Expansion:
Montreal – Geneva A330-300 operates on year-round basis, replacing 767-300ER/A330-300 mix
Montreal – Rome Service operates daily from 23MAY14 to 19OCT14
Toronto – Athens Service increases from 4 to 5 weekly
Toronto – Dublin Service converts to year-round, operated by rouge (Previously reported)
Toronto – Edinburgh Service increases from 3 to 5 weekly
Toronto – Istanbul Service increases from 3 weekly to daily from June 2014

Aircraft Changes:
Calgary – Frankfurt eff 29MAR14 2-class Boeing 777-300ER replaces A330-300
Calgary – London Heathrow 01JUN14 – 30SEP14 2-class Boeing 777-300ER replaces A330-300
Montreal – Brussels eff 29MAR14 Airbus A330-300 replaces 767-300ER
Montreal – London Heathrow 15JUN14 – 30SEP14 NEW 3-class Boeing 777-300ER replaces A330-300
Toronto – Rome 01MAY14 – 25OCT14 Airbus A330-300 replaces 767-300ER
Vancouver – London Heathrow eff 01MAR14 NEW 3-class Boeing 777-300ER replaces A330-300 (Previously reported)

Reservations for the new aircraft / frequency changes will be gradually reflected in the GDS and AC website.