Air Canada boosts its trans-border services for Summer 2023

An Air Canada A220 approaches Boston Logan airport with landing gear down.
Fletcher, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Air Canada has 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 13 trans-border services and increase frequencies on more than a dozen popular routes to the U.S. in rebuilding its global network following the pandemic.

Air Canada comments

“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,” he concluded.

New US 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, and LaGuardia.

New York

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 Express using an Embraer E175 aircraft with 76 seats in a Business and Economy Class configuration.


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.

Other US destinations

In addition, Air Canada’s Halifax-Newark daily service is starting December 16, 2022, its Montreal-Tampa three-times-weekly service, its Vancouver-Miami three-times-weekly service starting December 17, 2022.

A new Vancouver-Houston daily service will start December 16, 2022 will continue in the summer as year-round operations.

Transborder Flight Resumptions

On October 13, 2022, Air Canada released its international summer schedule, including new European services.

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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