It is understood that Air Canada plans to resume services between Calgary and Honolulu ahead of the Winter 2023/24 season.
As per data from Aeroroutes.com, it is understood that the service will operate on a twice-weekly basis, using its Boeing 737 MAX 8, beginning on October 29.
From December 20, this increases to thrice weekly.
The flight times will see AC529 depart Calgary at 1820 local time before arriving in Honolulu at 2250 local time.
As for the return, the AC528 service will see a departure from Honolulu at 2350 local time before the arrival into Calgary at 0923 local time the next day.
Air Canada Slowly Adding Routes…
On top of the Calgary-Honolulu service, Air Canada, the carrier has made some other international plans that are of note.
Flights are planned to operate five times weekly with the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The move follows the recent forging of a bilateral air travel agreement between Canada and the United Arab Emirates which will allow increased travel between the two nations.
The new route will operate four times weekly beginning October 28, 2023, onboard Air Canada’s flagship Dreamliner fleet.
The carrier’s new Vancouver-Dubai flights will complement its current daily service between Toronto and Dubai.
Why Is Calgary-Honolulu Only A Winter Service?
For many Canadians, the temperature during the Winter time is extremely cold, meaning the likes of Honolulu would be a popular getaway for passengers.
From Calgary, it enables a suitable enough range for flights to Honolulu to take place with the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the carrier to see how this route performs in the Winter and whether we could see more capacity upgrades for this route as we progress into the January 2024 period.
But for now, things are looking good for Air Canada in that space.