Air Canada’s International Summer 2024: Earlier Starts, Increased Frequencies

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Air Canada has released an expanded international flying schedule for summer 2024. The airline says it plans to operate 100% of its peak summer 2019 trans-Atlantic capacity next year, taking full advantage of the robust recovery in its largest international market. Among the enhancements announced is a new, year-round route linking Montreal and Madrid, beginning next May.

"Air Canada saw a tremendous rebound in international flying this past summer, particularly on the trans-Atlantic, and we expect Europe will remain popular next year,” said Mark Galardo, EVP of Revenue and Network Planning. “In anticipation of this, we are expanding our flyingschedule to offer customers more choice and flexibility as they begin to plan their 2024holidays."

Galardo added: "The centrepiece of today's announcement is our new Montreal-Madrid flight. This will be the only year-round service between Montreal and the Spanish capital, complementing our long-standing Toronto-Madrid flights, and offering compelling options for leisure customers and also returning business travellers." Air Canada's Montreal-Madrid service will be operated with a 255-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with three cabins of service.

Montreal - Madrid Schedule







AC 834




09:40 (+1)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

AC 835





Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

Air Canada Atlantic Services

Air Canada's Toronto and Montreal hubs will respectively rank third and fifth largest in North America, in terms of average daily trans-Atlantic seats. The airline says it is committed to further developing both hubs' trans-Atlantic footprint in the coming years. With 51 routes to 30 cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, Air Canada will be the leading Canadian carrier across the Atlantic in summer 2024. "We are excited to announce a significant expansion of our service offering to Italy, with a combined three daily flights from Toronto and Montreal to Rome, as well as daily services to Milan and Venice. This underpins the importance of Italy in Air Canada's global network, as we are the largest carrier between Canada and Italy, and the only one connecting the two countries on a year-round basis," said Galardo. In response to projected strength in leisure demand, Air Canada will expand frequencies to popular Mediterranean destinations and bring forward the start-up of several seasonal European services next summer.

Key increases in Air Canada's trans-Atlantic services for summer 2024 include:
  • Increased frequencies from Montreal to Athens, Barcelona, Casablanca, Lisbon, Milan, Nice, Rome and Venice.
  • Increased frequencies from Toronto to Athens, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Manchester, Rome and Venice.
  • Earlier seasonal starts from Montreal to Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
  • Earlier seasonal starts from Toronto to Brussels and Edinburgh.
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