The flag carrier Air Canada recently announced new routes connecting Canada and the United States. According to the information shared in a press release, the airline will serve daily non-stop flights from Halifax to Newark and from Vancouver to Houston.
The new flights will begin operations in December for a year, providing travelers with more options to visit these destinations and more connectivity to other locations and networks.
Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said: “With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market.”
And added: “These routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. They will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic Canada and New York, while for customers in Western Canada, they will provide more options for reaching destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through United Airlines’ Houston hub. They will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada’s extensive domestic and global network.”
Air Canada also shared data related to an improvement in connectivity between both countries, with these new routes, the network will expand 6% above pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
The Canadian airline also recently added non-stop flights to Cozumel for the fall and winter seasons. More Canadians will be able to escape freezing temperatures and heavy snow in exchange for warm weather and beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean.
About The New Routes
The new non-stop flights connecting Halifax to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey will begin on December 16 this year.
Air Canada will serve this route daily in an all-economy cabin aircraft, the Air Canada Express Q-400. These are the new non-stop flights details:
- From Halifax to Newark: Departs at 11:45 and arrives at 13:04 every day. The flight number is AC8670.
- From Newark to Halifax: Departs at 13:45 and arrives at 16:35 daily. The flight number is AC8669.
The new route from Vancouver to Houston will also start serving daily flights for passengers on December 16, but these non-stop flights will operate with Air Canada Airbus A220 and will offer Business and Economy cabins options.
Travelers from western Canada will be able to visit Texas and also take advantage of the connections in this airport to reach other destinations in the United States or Latin America, and the Caribbean. These are the new route details:
- From Vancouver to Houston: Departs at 08:45 and arrives at 15:08 every day. The flight number is AC1300.
- From Houston to Vancouver: Departs at 16:30 and arrives at 19:15 daily. The flight number is AC1301.
Air Canada also clarified that these new routes apply for benefits for their customers and frequent flyer programs like Maple Leaf Lounge access, points accumulation, and redemption, and Aeroplan members also get priority check-in.
About The Destinations
The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is only 30 minutes away from Halifax’s downtown, where travelers can visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, enjoy nightlife and grab a bite during layovers. Those arriving at the Newark airport can get the best of New York: get tickets to Broadway, explore Central Park and Bryant Park, take a tour of the Statue of Liberty, and so much more. Newark airport also offers great connectivity to other national and international destinations.
Vancouver International Airport is only 20 minutes away from downtown. Vancouver has a great variety of landscapes and activities for visitors, like Stanley Park, the Seawall, fascinating museums, and tours. From Houston’s intercontinental airport, travelers can also take national and international flights or enjoy this large metropolis in Texas. From the space center to amazing museums to exploring vibrant neighborhoods, there’s so much to do in Houston.
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