From London Heathrow, Air Canada will operate direct flights to Toronto four times a day, daily to Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa and St. John’s, and three times per week to Edmonton. The airline is also introducing a second service to Calgary operating four times a week, starting 2 June 2015.
Air Canada rouge, Air Canada’s leisure airline, will again operate seasonal non-stop services with up to five flights a week from Edinburgh (17 June to 14 October 2015) and up to six flights a week from Manchester (29 June to 30 September 2015) to Toronto this summer. Air Canada’s leisure airline is designed to offer exceptional customer service, a relaxed in-flight environment and a host of Air Canada benefits.
“With the current favourable exchange rate, it has never been a better time for UK travellers to fly to Canada. This combined with the frequency of flights we operate non-stop to eight major Canadian cities this summer, provides great choice and value for our customers in the UK”, said Robert Atkinson, General Manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, Air Canada. “As a global carrier, we are able to offer customers convenient onward connections to destinations across the Americas from our Toronto hub.”
From Air Canada’s Toronto hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport, UK travellers can take advantage of convenient onward connections to destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. UK customers travelling with Air Canada to the US are no longer required to pick up their bags when transiting in Toronto and Montréal. They can also pre-clear US Customs and Immigration, making for a seamless travel experience.
Along with 22 Star Alliance member airlines, Air Canada has moved into the new £2.5 billion London Heathrow Terminal 2, The Queen's Terminal, in 2014. The purpose-built terminal provides a whole new travel experience for customers, offering an improved level of service, more space as well as minimal connecting times between Star Alliance flights.
Air Canada also opened its very own branded Maple Leaf Lounge in Terminal 2B. Measuring 700 square metres, it is stylish and contemporary with large windows overlooking the airfield. A bistro offering a wide selection of savoury hot and cold food along with a full service bar, spa-like shower area and ‘quiet zone’ with TV-equipped relaxation pods provide a relaxing and comfortable start to the journey for qualifying Air Canada and Star Alliance customers.