MONTREAL — Air Canada Rouge has launched non-stop seasonal flights from Toronto to Glasgow, the only non-stop service between the two cities, it was announced June 14.
Operating three times a week, flights will depart Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and return Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Glasgow Airport, with service operating until Sept. 25. The Glasgow flights complement Air Canada Rouge’s non-stop service to Edinburgh.
“The new route is our second to Scotland and, taken together with our four-times weekly Edinburgh service, means Air Canada now flies daily to Scotland from Toronto,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, Air Canada.
Flights will be operated on an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium Rouge and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s Toronto-Pearson global hub. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access and priority boarding.
The new Toronto-Glasgow service is part of Canada’s ongoing international expansion. For this summer, Air Canada has also started new international services between Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-London-Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Montreal-Casablanca, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin. Soon, the carrier will launch services between Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Seoul and Montreal-Lyon. Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver-Osaka.
Air Canada is the country’s largest domestic and international airline, serving more than 200 airports on six continents. The airline is among the 20 largest carriers in the world and in 2015, served more than 41 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the U.S. and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.
The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.