Wed, 29 Nov 2017

American Airlines to Increase Flights to Canada

Starting next summer, American Airlines is to increase flights to Canada, adding a service from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

 The daily service to Vancouver is scheduled to begin 4 May 2018, while the Calgary service is set to take off on 7 June 2018.

The airline will also increase frequencies from the U.S. East Coast to Eastern Canada and extend seasonal service to popular Canadian destinations.

American Airlines' extensive flight network to/from Canada. Click to enlarge.

“We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with important businesses and exciting leisure destinations so it’s only natural that we are adding more flights and providing better schedules to explore all that the country has to offer.”

Increased service to Western Canada in 2018

Edmonton: American has added an additional winter trip between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), increasing to two daily flights between 15 December 2017 and 2 April 2018.

Increased service to Eastern Canada in 2018

Toronto: Beginning 15 February 2018, American is adding an additional trip between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and starting 4 May 2018, American is adding an additional trip from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to YYZ.

 LGA to YYZ is increasing from four to five trips (year-round) and upgauging two frequencies to a dual-cabin Embraer E175. DCA to YYZ is increasing from two to three trips (year-round).

Customers flying from YYZ will have access to a new, contemporary premium experience in Terminal 3 with the recently re-opened and redesigned 2,500-square-foot Admirals Club lounge.

Ottawa: On 4 May 2018, American is adding an additional frequency between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW). This route will now be operated three times daily, year-round.

Quebec City: Service between PHL and Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been extended through 3 November 2018.

With the addition of this new service, American will offer up to 69 daily flights from seven Canadian cities to U.S. hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

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