Air Canada has announced that it will increase the number of routes it operates into Europe starting next summer. This includes non-stop flights to London Gatwick and Lyon. These two new services will give passengers more choices when travelling between North America and Europe for pleasure or business.
The new additions feature a year-round service connecting Montreal and Lyon. The non-stop flight will run up to five times a week on an Airbus A330-300 starting June 16, 2016. It will be the only service that runs all year between the city and North America, and it will complement the Paris and Nice routes that the airline currently operates.
The service from Toronto to London Gatwick expands the airline’s operations into the UK’s capital. Their services out of London Heathrow already provide links with eight cities in Canada. The new operation will be ideal for leisure travelers who are looking to stay in one of the many holiday apartments available in the city. The service starts on May 19, 2016, and will run up to seven times a week using a Boeing 767-300ER. This will be a seasonal service to increase the options for passengers during the busy summer months.
Both of these new services have been scheduled to take advantage of the numerous domestic and international connections available through the airline’s Canadian hubs. This will open up the network of routes available to customers travelling from Europe and further afield.