Published on : Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Air Canada has decided to expand its schedule to the United States over the summer, offering 55 routes to 34 destinations south of the border. In total, the flag-carrier will offer 220 daily flights between Canada and the United States.
The new schedule coincides with the loosening of restrictions on travel between the two countries as of August 9. New rules will enable fully-vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for non-essential travel while also removing quarantine hotel requirements and relaxing testing requirements.
Under the plans, Canadians taking short transborder trips (for less than 72 hours) will also be able to do their pre-entry tests in Canada. Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada said in a statement that the easing of travel restrictions announced today by the federal government is an important step based on science, and the carrier is pleased to rebuild Canada-United States network.
He mentioned that Canada and the United States share close ties and restoring air connectivity will contribute to both countries’ economic recovery. He mentioned that the schedule also enables convenient onward travel through Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal hubs to and from the global destinations. He informed that they are planning to restore services to all 57 United States destinations previously served as conditions allow.