Three new destinations – Bucharest, Zagreb and Porto – highlight a host of changes and new routes coming from Air Canada in 2018. Here’s a quick summary of the expansion and new and enhanced services to Europe, South America and Africa, starting next summer:
• 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 Toronto-Buenos Aires service begins May 2, 2018, and a Montreal-Lima seasonal service starting in December has been upgraded to year-round
• Previously announced new non-stop international services also start in June, 2018, including Vancouver-Paris, Vancouver-Zurich, Toronto-Shannon, Montreal-Tokyo-Narita and Montreal-Dublin. A new Vancouver-Melbourne service beginning in December, 2017, originally planned as seasonal, will operate year-round effective June, 2018.
In other Air Canada news, the airline has unveiled its new Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver International Airport. following an 18-month complete makeover and expansion. The “stylish oasis” is located directly opposite the priority security lanes for international.
Air Canada will launch a new route to Bucharest, Romania in June, 2018.