Air Canada to launch new services to Europe, South America and Africa for Summer 2018


New destinations include Bucharest, Zagreb and Porto

  • Non-stop Air Canada Rouge seasonal services start in June to Bucharest from Toronto and Montreal; to Zagreb and Porto from Toronto; and to Lisbon from Montreal
  • Non-stop service between Casablanca and Montreal transfers to Air Canada mainline, beginning June 1, 2018
  • Non-stop, Air Canada year-round TorontoBuenos Aires service begins May 2, 2018, and a MontrealLima seasonal service starting in December has been upgraded to year-round

Air Canada today announced new non-stop services to begin next summer from Toronto and Montreal, including three new destinations in its global network – Bucharest, Zagreb and Porto – and a new route between Montreal and Lisbon.

Air Canada Expands its Global Network with New and Enhanced Services to Europe, South America and Africa for Summer 2018 (CNW Group/Air Canada)

In addition, the airline will enhance existing year-round service between Montreal and Casablanca by transferring the route to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge.

Air Canada will also be starting non-stop service to Buenos Aires from Toronto, which today is served through a one-stop service via Santiago. Air Canada will continue to service Santiago with its non-stop service from Toronto. Its MontrealLima service will be extended to year-round.

Today’s announcement further solidifies Air Canada’s position as a leading global carrier. With these new services, Air Canada becomes the only North American airline flying to Romania and we are now offering the most weekly seats and frequencies from Canada to Portugal and Croatia,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Moreover, with our modernized fleet we are able to enhance our existing services, by deploying our Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a new non-stop route to Buenos Aires. Together, these new and enhanced services will provide customers greater comfort and choice, as well as the ability to conveniently connect onward through our extensive North American and International network, on North America’s Best Airline as rated by Skytrax.”

Air Canada has already announced several new non-stop international services beginning in June for Summer 2018. These include VancouverParis, VancouverZurich, TorontoShannon, MontrealTokyoNarita and MontrealDublin. As well, a new VancouverMelbourne service beginning in December 2017, originally planned as seasonal, will operate year-round effective June 2018.

The new services announced today are now on sale*. This includes special introductory, all-inclusive round-trip fares such as $899 for BucharestToronto/Montreal and ZagrebToronto; $799 for TorontoPorto and MontrealLisbon; $622 for MontrealLima; and $1,228 for TorontoBuenos Aires.




Start/End 2018

Days of Week


Toronto  16:55

Zagreb 7:30 +1day

June 2/Oct. 6

Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat.


Zagreb  9:15

Toronto 12:40

June 3/Oct. 7

Wed., Thurs, Fri., Sun.


Toronto  16:50

Bucharest 9:15 +1day

June 9/Oct. 6

Tue., Sat.


Bucharest  11:30

Toronto 14:45

June 10/Oct. 7

Wed., Sun.


Montreal 17:20

Bucharest 9:15 +1day

June 7/Oct. 4

Mon., Thurs.


Bucharest 11:30

Montreal 14:05

June 8/Oct. 5

Tues., Fri.


Toronto  22:50

Porto 10:50 +1 day

June 8/Oct. 26

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.


Porto  12:20

Toronto 15:20

June 9/Oct. 27

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat.


Montreal  20:45

Lisbon 8:10 +1 day

June 15/Oct. 26

Wed., Fri., Sun.


Lisbon  9:45

Montreal 12:10

June 16/Oct. 27

Mon., Thurs., Sat.

*Bucharest and Zagreb flights sold subject to government approval.

MONTREAL, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/


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