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Air Canada unveils winter sun schedule, adds capacity, Monterrey & Los Cabos routes

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  •   05-25-2023  9:39 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada unveils winter sun schedule, adds capacity, Monterrey & Los Cabos routes
(Air Canada)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada has announced its upcoming winter sun schedule, unveiling four new routes from Toronto and Montreal to Monterrey and Los Cabos in Mexico and, La Romana and Fort-de-France in the Caribbean. 

The airline is also deploying a substantial increase in capacity from its Vancouver hub to sought after sun destinations such as Mexico, Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego, and additional flights from coast to coast to popular winter vacation destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean

Seats are available for purchase now. 

"We are seeing strong, ongoing interest for winter leisure travel, and as the leading carrier from Canada to popular sun destinations with up to 683 weekly flights planned this winter, we are thrilled to add exciting new services from Toronto and Montreal to the Caribbean and Mexico and significant increases from our Vancouver hub in response to pent up demand. With the most flights to choose from coast to coast this winter to popular leisure sun destinations and convenient travel package options through Air Canada Vacations, customers can begin booking their vacation to their preferred destination now," said Mark Galardo, executive vice-president, revenue and network Planning at Air Canada.

"Air Canada continues implementing its global network strategy and has extended several European routes to year-round including Toulouse, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Rome, Madrid and Copenhagen. We have optimized our schedule to conveniently connect Europe to popular leisure destinations in Florida and Mexico, enabling customers from Spain, France, Italy, the UK and Denmark to enjoy one-stop travel to sought-after North American vacation destinations this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard." 

11% capacity increase

Air Canada's winter sun schedule anticipates an 11 per cent capacity increase from 2022 and plans to operate eight per cent more than its 2019 pre-pandemic sun schedule. 

Key highlights include up to 20 routes from across Canada to Florida, increased flights from across Canada to Cancun, Montreal to Palm Beach, Toronto to Fort Myers, and from Vancouver to Miami, Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

New route details:

Toronto Monterrey, Mexico (year-round)*

  • Air Canada becomes the only Canadian airline to offer flights between Canada and Monterrey, Mexico's third largest metropolis that is home to business headquarters and commercial interests as well as historical culture, art and architectural attractions. Flights have been timed for convenient connections between Monterrey and Europe through Air Canada's Toronto global hub.
Flight
From
To
Days of
Week

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Flight
Begins

AC1359
Toronto (YYZ)
Monterrey (MTY)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
18:00
21:35
Oct. 29
AC1358
Monterrey (MTY)
Toronto (YYZ)
Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat
10:05
14:55
Oct. 30


Toronto-Fort-de-France, Martinique (seasonal)

  • Air Canada new flights from its Toronto hub this winter complementing its year-round flights from Montreal
  • With 7 weekly flights from Canada to Martinique this winter peak, Air Canada has also optimized connections to and from its Toronto and Montreal hubs, bringing more people to discover Martinique.
Flight
From
To
Days of
Week

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Flight
Begins

AC950
Toronto(YYZ)
Fort-de-France (FDF)
Sat
08:15
14:20
Dec. 16
AC951
Fort-de-France (FDF)
Toronto (YYZ)
Sat
15:25
20:05
Dec. 16


Montreal- Los Cabos, Mexico (seasonal)*

  • New flights from Montreal complements services from Toronto and Vancouver to this popular Mexican leisure destination.
Flight
From
To
Days of
Week

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Flight
Begins

AC975
Montreal (YUL)
Los Cabos (SJD)
Fri
08:00
12:40
Dec. 1
AC974
Los Cabos (SJD)
Montreal (YUL)
Fri
13:40
21:05
Dec. 1


Montreal-La Romana (seasonal)

Flight
From
To
Days of
Week

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Flight
Begins

AC1756
Montreal (YUL)
La Romana (LRM)
Sun
09:10
15:10
Dec. 17
AC1757
La Romana (LRM)
Montreal (YUL)
Sun
16:10
20:05
Dec. 17


Increased capacity from Vancouver year-over-year is as follows:

Route
Increase from 2022
Vancouver-Las Vegas
14 weekly flights (up from 7)
Vancouver-Phoenix
14 weekly flights (up from 7)
Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta
7 weekly flights (up from 3)
Vancouver-Cancun
7 weekly flights (up from 4)
Vancouver-Miami
6 weekly flights (up from 3)
Vancouver-Los Cabos
5 weekly flights (up from 3)
Vancouver-San Diego
+110% capacity increase with larger aircraft


Increased capacity from across Canada on key routes year-over-year are as follows:

Route
Increase from 2022
Halifax-Cancun
3 weekly (up from 2)
Montreal-Cancun
14 weekly (up from 11)
Montreal-Barbados
4 weekly (up from 3)
Montreal-Fort-de-France
6 weekly (up from 4)
Quebec City-Cancun
4 weekly (up from 3)
Ottawa-Cancun
3 weekly (up from 2)
Ottawa-Punta Cana
4 weekly (up from 2)
Toronto-Cancun
21 weekly flights (up from 11)
Toronto-Fort Myers
21 weekly flights (up from 14)
Toronto-Grenada
4 weekly flights (up from 2)
Toronto-Punta Cana
14 weekly flights (up from 10)
Toronto- Saint Vincent
4 weekly flights (up from 2)
Edmonton-Cancun
3 weekly flights (up from 2)

*subject to final government approval


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