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Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

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As the aviation sector recovers from the effects of the pandemic, Air Canada has revealed their Summer 2022 schedule, which is yet another evidence of healthy growth and confidence.

Year-round and seasonal services are planned for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East by the airline. Along with Cairo, Athens, Rome, and Lisbon, which returned in 2021 and will restart in the spring, Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik will see a seasonal comeback. Beginning in the spring, year-round services will be available in Copenhagen, Madrid, and Milan.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, said: “As we continue to rebuild our global network, Air Canada is excited to plan its return to these popular leisure destinations across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, offering its customers to explore the world again.

Our schedule will enable convenient onward travel through our Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary hubs to and from our global destinations.” The announcement brings the total of year-round and seasonal destinations services across the Atlantic to twenty-nine.

With the reintroduction of service to Bogotá, Colombia from Montreal in December and increases in service from Toronto beginning in November, the Canadian carrier has reaffirmed its commitment to the South American market.

In January 2022, service will restart from Toronto to Santiago, Chile; in December, service will resume from Montreal to So Paulo, Brazil; and in December, service will be expanded to a daily Toronto-So Paulo.

The airline will fly the Airbus A330-300 from Bogota to So Paulo and the Boeing 787 from Bogota to So Paulo. S. Paulo will also serve Buenos Aires four times per week.

“We are very thrilled to serve some of South America’s greatest cities, allowing our clients more travel options from our main hubs,” Mr. Galardo continued. Air Canada is demonstrating its strong commitment to the Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian, and Chilean markets by restarting services from Montreal and boosting capacity from Toronto.

This enhanced presence will not only allow for more pleasure travel, but it will also aid the recovery of the economy and facilitate commercial contacts. Air Canada has had a long-standing presence in Brazil, operating from Toronto for decades and contributing to the two countries’ strong economic ties.”

As businesses focus on the formation of the new travel landscape, leisure travel and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) segments are projected to be the key emphasis for airlines. In the near future, Air Canada is expected to announce more route network expansion.

Mr. Galardo ended on a positive note for potential passengers who may be afraid about traveling after the outbreak. He advised, “Start planning ahead and book with confidence.” “We are very much looking forward to having you aboard.”

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