Air Canada to expand Scandinavian presence

Aerial view of an Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off.
Photo Credit: Air Canada

Air Canada today announced the strategic expansion of its presence in Scandinavia with new summer seasonal flights to Stockholm. Three weekly flights from Montreal and two weekly flights from Toronto will begin June 12, 2024.

In addition to the seasonal service additions, the Canadian national carrier also plans an increased capacity on its year-round Copenhagen routes, and much more.

New Flights to Stockholm

Starting from June 12, 2024, Air Canada is set to launch three weekly flights from Montreal and two weekly flights from Toronto to Stockholm, Sweden. This move aims to cater to the growing demand for travel to the beautiful capital city of Sweden.

With these new routes, Air Canada is providing passengers with convenient and flexible options for their journeys, whether for business, tourism, or to visit loved ones.

Increased Capacity to Copenhagen

In addition to the new flights to Stockholm, Air Canada is also boosting its capacity on the year-round Copenhagen routes. Starting from May 1, 2024, until October 31, travelers will enjoy daily flights from Toronto to Copenhagen, ensuring more choices and flexibility in their travel plans.

The airline will also resume seasonal flights from Montreal on May 2, 2024, gradually increasing the frequency to up to five weekly flights in June.


Air Canada Comments

Mark Galardo, the Executive Vice President of Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, emphasized the airline’s strategy to build international scale at its Toronto and Montreal global hubs.

He expressed the airline’s delight in deepening its presence in Northern Europe with these exciting additions.

Toronto and Montreal serve as the third and fourth largest trans-Atlantic gateways, and Air Canada is continuously enhancing their reach by expanding services to Scandinavia.

These global hubs are strategically designed to facilitate seamless connections throughout Air Canada’s extensive North American network.

With the introduction of non-stop Dreamliner flights to Stockholm, the airline is providing customers with a convenient and comfortable way to travel between North America and Sweden’s capital city.

This accessibility is a significant advantage for various purposes, including business development, tourism, and reuniting with family and friends.

The increased capacity to Copenhagen further strengthens Air Canada’s commitment to Northern Europe.

During the summer season, travelers can expect up to 17 weekly flights from Toronto and Montreal to Stockholm and Copenhagen, offering them even more options to plan their trips effectively.

Mark Galardo concluded by expressing the airline’s anticipation of welcoming passengers on board these new and expanded flights, highlighting the commitment to provide exceptional service to its customers.

A History of Service to Scandinavia

Air Canada’s journey in serving Scandinavia began in 2010 when it launched flights from Toronto to Copenhagen.

The airline has steadily expanded its presence in the region over the years, with the addition of new flights from Montreal to Copenhagen in 2023.

100% Peak Summer Capacity

Air Canada is poised to make the most of the robust recovery in its largest international market. The airline has plans to operate 100% of its peak summer 2019 trans-Atlantic capacity next year.

This ambitious endeavor reflects the airline’s confidence in the resurgence of travel and its commitment to providing travelers with world-class service.

Dreamliner Operations

For those embarking on these exciting new journeys, Air Canada will operate the flights with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. These state-of-the-art planes offer passengers a choice of three service cabins:

  • Signature Class: Featuring lie-flat seats for the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
  • Premium Economy: Providing an enhanced travel experience with extra space and amenities.
  • Economy Class: Offering a comfortable and economical choice for travelers.

The Dreamliner aircraft ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey, no matter which class passengers choose.

Air Canada has designed its flight schedule to connect travelers to and from various destinations across North America via its global hubs at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

This strategic network of connections makes it easier for passengers to plan their itineraries and seamlessly reach their desired destinations.

Air Canada takes pride in offering exceptional onboard services, showcasing some of Canada’s finest culinary talent.

Passengers can savor exquisite meals prepared by celebrated chefs, including award-winning chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, along with renowned Montreal chef Jérôme Ferrer.

Complementing this culinary journey is a selection of top-notch wines curated by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest. Air Canada ensures that the travel experience is not only comfortable but also a culinary delight.

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