Air Canada Gets an Early Jump on U.S. Summer Travel with New Routes to JFK Airport from Toronto, Montreal

  • New double-daily Toronto and daily Montreal services to JFK begin in March, cements leadership serving all three New York airports
  • New four-times weekly Toronto-Sacramento starting in June
  • Services restored on 11 U.S. routes beginning May 1, including Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Los Angeles, Vancouver-Austin
  • Increased frequency on more than a dozen other trans-border routes for Summer 2023

MONTREAL, Dec. 8, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced three new U.S. routes, including service from Toronto and Montreal to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Toronto to Sacramento as part of its trans-border summer schedule. For summer 2023, Air Canada will also restore 11 suspended trans-border services and increase frequencies on 12 popular routes to the U.S. in rebuilding its global network following the pandemic.

New double-daily Toronto and daily Montreal services to JFK begin in March, cements leadership serving all three New York airports. (CNW Group/Air Canada)
New double-daily Toronto and daily Montreal services to JFK begin in March, cements leadership serving all three New York airports. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

“Air Canada is very pleased to offer customers the most choice of any carrier flying to the U.S. for Summer 2023, where we will operate more than 400 daily flights on 95 routes to 47 destinations. We are getting an early start with new routes to JFK from both Toronto and Montreal beginning March 26, and Toronto-Sacramento in June. As well, we will restore previously suspended routes and increase frequencies on existing routes as we rebuild our transborder schedule,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“Our U.S. summer schedule, which will complement our recently announced Canadian and international summer schedules, is designed to maximize connectivity within our network and offer the most seats on the most flights to the most destinations. Strengthened by our Transborder Joint Business Agreement with United Airlines, our schedule will also be attractive for sixth freedom global travellers flying internationally and strengthen our hub airports with more connection traffic.”

New U.S. Services

Air Canada is further cementing its leadership as the largest international carrier serving the New York market, offering more than 3,500 seats on 39 daily flights from six Canadian cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax) into New York City’s three major airports (JFK, Newark, LaGuardia).

New services to New York’s JFK will begin March 26, with double daily service from Toronto and daily service from Montreal. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using an Embraer E175 aircraft with 76 seats in a Business and Economy Class configuration.

AC8899New York JFK 12:45Montreal 14:20Daily
AC8898Montreal 18:25New York JFK 20:00Daily
AC8553New York JFK 10:00Toronto 11:45Daily
AC8554Toronto 11:00New York JFK 12:36Daily
AC8555New York JFK 13:25Toronto 15:10Daily
AC8556Toronto 20:30New York JFK 22:06Daily

New service between Toronto and Sacramento will begin June 1, 2023. Flights will be operated year-round, four-days-a-week, by Air Canada using an Airbus A220-300 aircraft with 137 seats in a Business Class and Economy Class configuration.

FlightDepartsArrivesDays of Week
AC759Toronto 18:30Sacramento 20:55Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
AC758Sacramento 09:25Toronto 17:15Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

In addition to the new Toronto-Sacramento service beginning in June, Air Canada’s Halifax-Newark daily service starting December 16, 2022, its Montreal-Tampa three-times-weekly service, its Vancouver-Miami three-times-weekly service starting December 17, 2022, and its new Vancouver-Houston daily service starting December 16, 2022 will continue in the summer as year-round operations.

Transborder Flight Resumptions

RouteStart DateFrequency
Vancouver-AustinMay 1, 2023Three times weekly
Montreal-NashvilleMay 1, 2023Three times weekly
Calgary-Los AngelesMay 1, 2023Daily
Toronto-MilwaukeeMay 1, 2023Daily
Montreal-PhiladelphiaMay 1, 2023Two times daily
Montreal-PittsburghMay 1, 2023Daily
Vancouver-AnchorageMay 1, 2023Daily
Montreal-SeattleMay 15, 2023Daily
Toronto-HartfordJune 1, 2023Two times daily
Toronto-Salt Lake CityJune 1, 2023Three times weekly
Toronto-Kansas CityJune 17, 2023Daily
Toronto-PortlandJune 17, 2023Daily
Vancouver-BostonJune 17, 2023Daily

Frequency Increases (transborder to the U.S)

RouteFrequency (Summer 2023 versus Summer 2022)
Vancouver-SeattleIncreases to six times daily from five daily
Vancouver-San FranciscoIncreases to five times daily from four daily
Toronto-San FranciscoIncreases to five times daily from three daily
Vancouver-San DiegoIncreases to three times daily from twice daily
Vancouver-NewarkIncreases to two times daily from once daily
Toronto-San DiegoIncreases to two times daily from once daily
Toronto-SeattleIncreases to two times daily from once daily
Toronto-MinneapolisIncreases to four times daily from three daily
Toronto-PhiladelphiaIncreases to four times daily from three daily
Toronto-PittsburghIncreases to four times daily from three daily
Toronto-Washington (Reagan)Increases to four times daily from twice daily
Toronto-IndianapolisIncreases to three times daily from twice daily
Toronto-BaltimoreIncreases to three times daily from twice daily
Montreal-San DiegoIncreases to daily from three times weekly

All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, where available, for eligible customers and Aeroplan members, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

On October 13, 2022, Air Canada released its international summer schedule, including new European services, and on December 6, 2022, Air Canada released its Canadian domestic summer schedule, including a new Montreal-Fort McMurray service and restored routes and increased frequencies.

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About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 88 internationally. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger flights and cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.