MONTREAL, Que. — Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer.
Along with its new hygiene and cleanliness policy, Cleancare+, the airline customers can book their travel with confidence as cancellation options are retroactive to March 1, 2020.
“Air Canada has put in place an abridged summer schedule offering a choice of nearly 100 destinations across Canada, in the U.S. and internationally. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which as much as 95% of our flights stopped operating and which has left us flying to less than half last year’s destinations, our customers are expressing their eagerness to travel, where it is safe to do so. We are accordingly gradually opening for sale flights for the summer and beyond as we rebuild our network, leveraging our strong position as a global airline. Air Canada is ready for take-off, and we look forward to welcoming our customers onboard,” said Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada. “While the world is making great progress against COVID-19, we know we must remain vigilant, which includes being flexible. This is why we are introducing two new solutions for customers should their travel plans change. In addition to our regular goodwill policies, starting June 1 we will offer customers the choice of a travel voucher with no expiry date that is fully transferable or to convert their booking into Aeroplan Miles and get an additional 65% bonus miles. Both options, retroactive to March 1, give customers greater confidence and flexibility to plan and book travel with Air Canada.”
Air Canada said it will resume service to the US on May 22 with six destinations including, New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. The airline said there are plans to add more US service starting June 22, pending regulatory changes and demand.
Internationally, Air Canada said it will operate from its major hubs to global locations in June. This includes service from Toronto to Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Tokyo and Tel Aviv; from Montreal to Frankfurt, London, Paris and Brussels; and from Vancouver to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul. International service will be expanding starting in June and July.
For more information, visit aircanada.com/readyfortakeoff.